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

Cristi Marin dn at cristimarin.com
Fri Apr 26 01:00:48 UTC 2019

I am a domain name registrant.

ICANN does not seem to recognize the difference between a legacy 
extension created with the support of the US government, that predates 
the existence of ICANN and that has millions of existing users and the 
brand new extensions that started off with a new set of rules, in 
particular no price controls, and no existing registrants. They have 
completely different characteristics, history, and ownership structure. 
It is not acceptable for ICANN to ignore these differences and to 
propose that they be treated the same.

Removing price caps is not fair to .org domain owners. Many of them have 
websites that they have used for years. If price caps are removed, the 
cost to renew their domain names may become too expensive, and they 
could be forced to give up websites that are important to them.

The Uniform Rapid Suspension policy is too new and untested to apply on 
domain names that may be 20 years old or more. With the URS, the domain 
names could be taken down in a matter of days with little notice.

ICANN should be doing more to protect owners of .org domain names. Why 
is ICANN trying to remove price protections for .org domain owners, so 
many of which are non-profits, so that they can be overcharged for their 
domain names?

Thank you for listing to us!



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