[Comments-org-renewal-18mar19] Pricing for Domain Name Registrations and Registry Services
matt.milner at m3technologypartners.com
Thu Apr 25 15:07:08 UTC 2019
With regard to this provision:
Pricing for Domain Name Registrations and Registry Services (Section 2.10 of the .org renewal agreement): In alignment with the base registry agreement, the price cap provisions in the current .org agreement, which limited the price of registrations and allowable price increases for registrations, are removed from the .org renewal agreement.
I respectfully disagree with this change as it opens the .org domain market to large price increases. .org domains are used commonly by non-profits and other organizations that are not profit focused. Keeping prices reasonable for domain names means all customers would be able to afford to register domain names for hosting their critical web services.
Keeping price increases inline with inflation and normal price indices seems to be more in line with the intent of the web as an open platform for all, not just those with money. Already there are people and organizations buying up domains solely to resell them for a profit. This move would only exacerbate that problem by starting the prices at a higher base.
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