[Comments-org-renewal-18mar19] Feedback on the .org agreement
kay_jay at kvaughan.org
Thu Apr 25 17:01:36 UTC 2019
Thank you for the opportunity to submit a comment.
I am a .org registrant. I am not a company, only a family. I hold the
.org registration because many important contacts I must maintain
(banking, etc) do not recognize the newer extension I own and would
preferably use, so I added this domain which has been universally
recognized for a long, long time (Internet-wise, that is).
I really do not see allowing unbridled control of prices by PIR as being
fair for the many, many others like myself who use the legacy .org
extension for meaningful purposes outside of making money (which is why
uncontrolled prices just are not right for this).
ICANN should be doing more to protect owners of .org domain names. Why
is ICANN trying to remove price protections for .org domain owners who
like myself are non-profits and the like, allowing PIR to overcharge us
for our domain names?
Removing price caps is not fair to .org domain owners. 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 they have used for
years that are important to them.
There is a difference between a legacy extension (created with the
support of the US government even before the existence of ICANN) which
has millions of existing users and the brand new extensions 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.
Please do not ignore these differences and propose that they be treated
In a completely rational society, the best of us would aspire to be
_teachers_ and the rest of us would have to settle for something less,
because passing civilization along from one generation to the next
ought to be the highest honor and the highest responsibility anyone
could have. - Lee Iacocca
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