[Comments-org-renewal-18mar19] I am against the proposed changes

Bruce Timberlake bruce.timberlake at gmail.com
Fri Apr 26 19:07:26 UTC 2019

I am a domain name registrant.

ICANN does not seem to recognize the difference between a legacy 
extension with millions of existing users, created with the support of 
the US government before ICANN existed, and the new TLDs that started 
off with a new set of rules, in particular no price controls, and no 
existing registrants. They have completely different characteristics, 
history, and ownership structure. It is not acceptable for ICANN to 
ignore these differences and to propose that they be treated the same.

Removing price caps is not fair to .org domain owners. Many of them have 
websites that they have used for years. If price caps are removed, the 
cost to renew their domain names may become too expensive, and they 
could be forced to give up websites that are important to them.

The Uniform Rapid Suspension policy is too new and untested to apply on 
domain names that may be 20 years old or more. With the URS, the domain 
names could be taken down in a matter of days with little notice.

In accordance with it's self-professed status as a "...not-for-profit 
public-benefit corporation with participants from all over the world 
dedicated to keeping the Internet secure, stable and interoperable..." 
ICANN should be doing *more* to protect owners of .org domain names, not 
less. There is no "public benefit" justification to these changes.  It 
is just a handout to business at the expense of registrants’ rights and 

- Bruce Timberlake

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