[Comments-info-renewal-18mar19] The proposed .info agreement is a bad idea

Mark DuBois mark.dubois.asiw at gmail.com
Thu Apr 25 13:24:42 UTC 2019

I respectfully make the following comments.

Legacy gTLDs are fundamentally different from for-profit new gTLDs and
should be treated that way. Legacy TLDs are what the internet was built on.
They are essentially a public trust. They are very different than new gTLDs
which were created, bought and paid for by private parties. Registrants of
these legacy extensions should be entitled to price predictability &

Advancements in technology should be driving the cost of operating a
registry down, yet prices keep going up? Removing price caps is unfair to
the millions of domain registrants. They will have no price protections.
Every registrant will be at the complete mercy and whims of the registry.

ICANN is supposed to represent a "bottom up, consensus-driven
multistakeholder model". ICANN should not unilaterally impose URS in legacy
TLDs when that issue is precisely what is being examined by the volunteer
ICANN Working Group who has been mandated to review this issue.

ICANN should be looking out for the .info registrants. There is no "public
benefit" justification to these changes. It is just a handout to business
at the expense of registrants’ rights and protections. Where are the
protections for the millions of domain registrants that this could effect
in a negative way? These changes would give way too much power to the
registry. This is not acceptable for a "public benefit" organization that
exists to represent many stakeholders.

Best always,
Mark DuBois (mark.dubois.asiw at gmail.com)

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