[Comments-org-renewal-18mar19] Proposed .org price increase

Mike Duggan nebsekhem at yahoo.com
Thu Apr 25 12:15:31 UTC 2019

I'm quite honestly astounded that ICANN would consider allowing for unlimited prices increases under .org domains under the guise of bringing them in line with new GTLDs. The new GTLD program was allowing prospective registries the ability to effectively purchase the strings they applied for, they invested significant amounts of money to be able to do so and, frankly, what they do with it, including pricing, is up to them. However it should be noted that legacy TLDs are not the property of the respective registries and should not be treated as such. Particularly where there is basically no competitive bidding process to run these strings after the contract on them expires. To consider handing over price controls to an organisation now being headed up by someone previously head of Donuts, absolutely stinks of corruption and back-room dealings. In the .org space, most registrants are charities or non-profits, many already struggling to realise there aims. I'm sure a price increase in one of the most basic assets they have is just what they need.You should be ashamed of yourselves for even considering it.
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