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

Gleanings Foundation gleaningsfoundation at gmail.com
Fri Apr 26 12:12:28 UTC 2019


I am a bit perplexed as to why you would consider making an agreement with the PIR to remove the price increase limitations on the future registry registrations for .org websites.  .org websites by nature are 'not for profit'.  But this action is a course of action I would understand if this were the .com registry agreement, as businesses that would fall under that category are entirely for profit.  I guess I am not sure what the motive behind this is?  It just seems like an opportunity for greed to move into the realm of registrations for organizations that are not formed with greed or profit as goals of their organizational structure.

I am proposing that you would remove the clause that would remove restrictions on price increases quoted below:
Pricing for Domain Name Registrations and Registry Services (Section 2.10 of the .org renewal agreement): In alignment with the base registry agreement, the price cap provisions in the current .org agreement, which limited the price of registrations and allowable price increases for registrations, are removed from the .org renewal agreement. Protections for existing registrants will remain in place, in line with the base registry agreement. This change will not only allow the .org renewal agreement to better conform with the base registry agreement, but also takes into consideration the maturation of the domain name market and the goal of treating the Registry Operator equitably with registry operators of new gTLDs and other legacy gTLDs utilizing the base registry agreement"
And that you leave that section as it is in the current agreement with a cap off a 10% increase per year on wholesale .org domain registries.  

Please take serious consideration on this matter to not remove pricing constraints imposed on the PIR for .org domain registries.  Thank you for your time and understanding in this matter.

Marc Nordstrom
The Gleanings Foundation
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