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

Philippe Verreault-Julien pvjulien at gmail.com
Thu Apr 25 19:32:16 UTC 2019

I am a .org registrant (not-for-profit).

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 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!

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