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

Mark DuBois Mark at webprofessionals.org
Thu Apr 25 13:01:45 UTC 2019

To whom it may concern:

I am a .org registrant and represent a not-for-profit or non-profit

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.

Telling the .org registry that it can charge any price it wants for
renewing a domain name is a terrible idea. Why would you allow them to set
a crazy high price? They could try to force the domain owners to pay a very
high price each year to renew their domain name, and if the domain owner
either won't or can't, then the .org registry could take away their domain
name, set a high registration price on it, and then try to find someone
else who is willing to pay a high price for it. This is very unfair to long
time .org domain owners who may see their prices raised sky high for no

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.

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.

Best always,
Mark DuBois

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