[Comments-org-renewal-18mar19] Writing to express opposition to the terms of the proposed renewal of the .org registry agreement
alexm at sitecoach.com
Thu Apr 25 18:10:59 UTC 2019
Thank you for the opportunity to submit a comment.
I am a .org registrant and a not-for-profit or non-profit organization.
(FriendsHouston.org - Live Oak Friends Meeting (Quakers))
Advancements in technology should be driving the cost of operating a
registry down, yet prices keep going up? Removing price caps is unfair
to the millions of domain registrants. They will have no price
protections. Every registrant will be at the complete mercy and whims of
the registry. This could result in a transfer of funds from millions of
non-profits to one non-profit, with no benefits to the domain registrants.
ICANN is supposed to represent a "bottom up, consensus-driven
multistakeholder model". ICANN 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 should be looking out for the .org registrants, in particular the
non-profits. There is no "public benefit" justification to these
changes. It is just a handout to business at the expense of registrants’
rights and protections. Where are the protections for the millions of
domain registrants that this could effect in a negative way? These
changes would give way too much power to the registry. This is not
acceptable for a "public benefit" organization that exists to represent
Clerk - Finance Committee
Live Oak Friends Meeting
finance at friendshouston.org
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