[Comments-org-renewal-18mar19] Opposed to the changes proposed in the .org agreement renewal
euroline at eircom.net
Thu Apr 25 13:19:17 UTC 2019
Thank you for the opportunity to submit a comment.
I am a .org registrant.
Legacy gTLDs are fundamentally different from for-profit new gTLDs and
should be treated that way. Legacy TLDs are what the internet was built
on. They are essentially a public trust. They are very different than
new gTLDs which were created, bought and paid for by private parties.
Registrants of these legacy extensions should be entitled to price
predictability & stability.
Advancements in technology should be driving the cost of operating a
registry down, yet prices keep going up? Removing price caps is unfair
to the millions of domain registrants. They will have no price
protections. Every registrant will be at the complete mercy and whims of
the registry. This could result in a transfer of funds from millions of
non-profits to one non-profit, with no benefits to the domain registrants.
ICANN is supposed to represent a "bottom up, consensus-driven
multistakeholder model". ICANN 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.
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