[Comments-org-renewal-18mar19] Does this allow PIR to set a price per domain?

Russell Jamison russelljamison44 at gmail.com
Thu Apr 25 20:04:01 UTC 2019

There needs to be some restriction in place to keep them from charging more
for one domain vs another domain. Otherwise, you would essentially be
allowing  Public Interest Registry to blackmail individual sites into
paying a lot of money for them to keep their domain name.

This is bad because
 - Blackmail is unethical
 - Business owners would receive a lot of stress from knowing that if their
site becomes popular they could end up having to pay a lot of money
 - A lot of .org business are charities or blogs who may receive a lot of
traffic to their site, which could make them a more likely target for being
made to pay more, yet they're not making much money from their website.

So if you move forwards with allowing the price to be increased, please
make sure you add in a restriction that ensures that whatever the price PIR
sets, it is uniform across the board for all domain

PS, you might also want to consider requiring them to give notice x number
of months before they make any price increases happen. That would allow the
public to have a chance to move their website elsewhere if the price
increase is too much for them.

Russell Jamison
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