[Comments-org-renewal-18mar19] Proposed Renewal of .org Registry Agreement

Clement Genty clement at genty.info
Mon Mar 25 10:15:49 UTC 2019

In 1985, the .ORG was created, paving the way for TLDs dedicated to 
non-commercial associations.
If the registrar market can afford to be volatile because the end user 
will have the choice of provider, it is not the same for registries 
where perfect competition does not exist to the extent that only one 
seller exists, the registry.

The lack of a framework for gTLD pricing policies has led to some 
disappointments, as evidenced by the reactions of registrars when 
Uniregistry significantly increased its prices on its extensions. 
Similarly, the « Dot Chinese Online » has increased its prices by 25 
since 15 March 2019. The market is not ready for significant price 
fluctuations on underutilized TLDs. The .ORG, used by many non-profit 
organizations and individuals, is also not ready for such developments. 
An non-profit organization who has registered his domain name cannot 
tomorrow see a multiplication per cent of the selling price of his .ORG.

While Europe is implementing a charter of good practices for online 
platforms, the "Platform to business" project, it would be interesting 
to develop such a policy for ICANN's gTLDs in order to frame tariff 
increases in an assessment to be defined.

Clément GENTY
Doctorant | PhD Candidate

École Nationale Supérieure d’Arts et Métiers
151 bd de l'Hôpital 75013 Paris

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