[Comments-org-renewal-18mar19] .org price cap removal

Mark Horler mh at soyaproject.org
Thu Apr 25 12:18:21 UTC 2019

To whom it may concern,

I am writing to oppose the removal of the cap on .org domain pricing.

Firstly, I would like to note that .org is used most often by charities 
and other organisations with a mission to do good. Many of these 
organisations simply do not have the funds to pay huge amounts for a 

This leads on to the second point, which is that the internet is 
supposed to be accessible to all. The simple fact is that the removal of 
price caps will most exclude those with the least available funds. That 
is to say, it will increase the extent to which the internet is 
dominated by corporations with deep pockets. This is already an ongoing 
problem and, along with occasional proposals to throttle bandwidth, 
represents a real threat to the openness, decentralisation and 
democratism that should be the hallmark of the internet.

I urge you therefore to reconsider this move, and to keep the price caps 
in place.


Mark Horler
Mark Horler
Co-Founder - The Soya Project
soyaproject.org <http://www.soyaproject.org>
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