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

gene at innovativewebdesign.net gene at innovativewebdesign.net
Thu Apr 25 13:37:20 UTC 2019

I am a .org registrant of several of my clients (churches and Youth


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 model'.


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 non-profits.


ICANN appears to be entirely catering to registries by removing price 

caps. ICANN should stand up for the public interest and registrants!


Also fire the ICANN people who advocated for this... they do not 

represent registrants!


Gene McKinney 


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