[Comments-org-renewal-18mar19] Feedback on the .org agreement.

Andy Campbell andy at baconmantis.org
Thu Apr 25 13:01:11 UTC 2019

To whom it may concern:

I am a .org registrant and my domain is not for a business or for profit organization. 

I've read about a lot of bad decisions under the UDRP. The URS seems even worse. I heard the URS is very new and is being reviewed now to see if it is working properly. It is too soon to include an untested policy on .org domains where for a few hundred dollars anyone could try to shut down someone else's website or email.

You let the new domain extensions charge any price they want, but that hasn't gone so well. Lots of people got burned when the new registries offered low rates for the first year, and then after people registered the domain names and some built web sites on them, some of the prices were raised through the roof. .Org has been working just fine for decades where the prices maybe go up a little bit each year. Allowing huge price increases from one year to the next could ruin .org for everybody.  Traditionally it has been for ORGanizations, not businesses.  It is important to many people to keep the prices low to make it work for everybody.

I think you should pay a little more attention to what is good for the owners of .org domain names. The registries are doing fine. They don't need your help as they are already making plenty of money.  To be blunt, since plenty of rather silly TLDs have been invented in recent years they are essentially creating new real estate of of nothing anyway.  They are not going broke.

Thanks for your time,

Andy Campbell

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