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

John Kenney jlkenney3 at gmail.com
Wed Apr 24 15:46:47 UTC 2019

I am a domain name registrant and am opposed to allow the proposed plan to
move forward. 
I believe that legacy gTLDs are fundamentally different from the for-profit new
gTLDs. Legacy TLDs and especially and particularly .org 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 exist.
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 and reject this
Thank you for your consideration.
John KenneyMiramar Beach, FLUnited States
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