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

jjdoyle at btinternet.com jjdoyle at btinternet.com
Fri Apr 26 21:55:37 UTC 2019

I am a .org registrant. I've read about a lot of bad decisions under the 
UDRP. The URS seems even worse. I heard the URS is very new and is being 
reviewed now to see if it is working properly. It is too soon to include 
an untested policy on .org domains where for a few hundred dollars 
anyone could try to shut down someone else's website.Telling the .org 
registry that it can charge any price it wants for renewing a domain 
name is a terrible idea. Why would you allow them to set a crazy high 
price? They could try to force the domain owners to pay a very high 
price each year to renew their domain name, and if the domain owner 
either won't or can't, then the .org registry could take away their 
domain name, set a high registration price on it, and then try to find 
someone else who is willing to pay a high price for it. This is very 
unfair to long time .org domain owners who may see their prices raised 
sky high for no reason.You let the new domain extensions charge any 
price they want, but that hasn't gone so well. Lots of people got burned 
when the new registries offered low rates for the first year, and then 
after people registered the domain names and some built web sites on 
them, some of the prices were raised through the roof. .Org has been 
working just fine for decades where the prices maybe go up a little bit 
each year. Allowing huge price increases from one year to the next could 
ruin .org for everybody.I think you should pay a little more attention 
to what is good for the owners of .org domain names. The registries are 
doing fine. They don't need your help as they are already making plenty 
of money.

John Doyle
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