[Comments-org-renewal-18mar19] Comment opposing deregulation of PIR (.org)
dan at nonquit.org
Thu Apr 25 21:02:25 UTC 2019
"ICANN’s current contract with Public Interest Registry (PIR), the group
that runs the .org domain name, allows PIR to increase the wholesale
price of .org domains by 10% a year. Now ICANN is proposing extending
the contract to operate .org but letting PIR set whatever prices it wants.
Rather than a 10% increase to renew your domain next year, PIR could
suddenly start charging registrars like Namecheap 100 times as much. In
turn, registrars would have no choice but to pass these charges on to
customers. Similar contract proposals may also impact .info and .biz
*Is this correct? 10% is already (too) generous for a monopoly--how can
ICANN even consider completely deregulating price increases?*
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