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

Debbie Figg icann.dmn at debbiefigg.com
Fri Apr 26 05:18:48 UTC 2019



I am a domain name registrant. 


ICANN staff should not unilaterally impose URS in legacy TLDs when that
issue is precisely what is being examined by the volunteer ICANN Working
Group who has been mandated to review this issue. 


ICANN policy making is supposed to be a 'bottom up, multi-stakeholder


I believe that legacy gTLDs are fundamentally different from for-profit new
gTLDs. Legacy TLDs are essentially a public trust, unlike new gTLDs which
were created, bought and paid for by private interests. 


Registrants of legacy TLDs are entitled to price stability and
predictability, and should not be subject to price increases with no
maximums. Unlike new gTLDs, registrants of legacy TLDs registered their
names and made their online presence on legacy TLDs on the basis that price
caps would continue to exist.


Unrestrained price increases on the millions of .org registrants who are
not-for-profits or non-profits would be unfair to them. Unchecked price
increases have the potential to result in hundreds of millions of dollars
being transferred from these organizations to one non-profit, the Internet
Society, with .org registrants receiving no benefit in return. ICANN should
not allow one non-profit nearly unlimited access to the funds of other


ICANN appears to be entirely catering to registries by removing price caps.
ICANN should stand up for the public interest and registrants!


Warm Regards


Debbie FIgg


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