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

Giuseppe Graziano g at ggrg.com
Wed Apr 24 08:25:03 UTC 2019

I am a .org registrant.

I believe that legacy gTLDs are fundamentally different from for-profit new
gTLDs. Legacy TLDs are essentially a public trust, unlike new gTLDs which
were created, bought and paid for by private interests. Registrants of
legacy TLDs are entitled to price stability and predictability, and should
not be subject to price increases with no maximums. Unlike new gTLDs,
registrants of legacy TLDs registered their names and made their online
presence on legacy TLDs on the basis that price caps would continue to

Unrestrained price increases on the millions of .org registrants who are
not-for-profits or non-profits would be unfair to them.  Unchecked price
increases have the potential to result in hundreds of millions of dollars
being transferred from these organizations to one non-profit, the Internet
Society, with .org registrants receiving no benefit in return.  ICANN
should not allow one non-profit nearly unlimited access to the funds of
other non-profits.

ICANN appears to be entirely catering to registries by removing price caps.
ICANN should stand up for the public interest and registrants!


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