[Comments-org-renewal-18mar19] Proposed Renewal of .org Registry Agreement

Darren Wagstaff darrenwag at gmail.com
Thu Apr 25 12:19:52 UTC 2019

I have heard that renewal prices for .ORG domains is going to be uncapped -
which is a very frightening prospect.

By nature .ORG domains are used for non-profit related organisations rather
than a commercial business - which would mean that a non-profit
organisation could be penalised for the renewal of their domain name by a
dramatic increase in fees.

This could be untenable for a non-profit to afford or deal with and
essentially unethical when historically there has been a manageable and
budgetable cost related to renewing a .ORG domain.

When such organisation are focused on bringing benefits to society at large
(in general) these types of organisation that use these types of domains
needs supporting more than not.

So it is more than confusing for there to be an idea to uncap the renewals
of such domains.

The idea does not (on the surface) appear to consider the implications to
such organisations.

Many of these organisations survive on charitable donations, and use their
websites as a means to encourage support.

Making them pay an increase in domain renewal fees at a non-capped rate
could cut off their life line.

I understand that not every organisation that uses .ORG are a non-profit,
but a proportion of them are.

And other organisations that use a .ORG, generally are not retail or
commercial organisations anyway.

I strongly recommend that a cap be kept for .ORG domains for the sake of
decency and respect to ORGANISATIONS worldwide.

They deserve to be treated with fairness, just as much as any other human

Darren Wagstaff
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