[Comments-org-renewal-18mar19] We do Not Approve the .Org Agreement Renewal
erythromelalgiawarriors at gmail.com
Thu Apr 25 13:35:05 UTC 2019
Thank you for the opportunity to submit a comment.
I am a .org registrant and a not-for-profit support organisation.
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
Unrestrained price increases on the millions of .org registrants who are
not-for-profits.support organisations 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 or not- for- profit- support
ICANN appears to be entirely catering to registries by removing price caps.
ICANN should stand up for the public interest and registrants!
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