[Comments-org-renewal-18mar19] Comment opposing deregulation of PIR (.org)

dan dan at nonquit.org
Thu Apr 25 21:02:25 UTC 2019

Namecheap reports:

"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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