[Comments-org-renewal-18mar19] I Do Not Approve the .Org Agreement Renewal

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Thu Apr 25 18:13:49 UTC 2019


I am a .org registrant and a not-for-profit or non-profit organization.

ICANN staff 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 policy making is 
supposed to be a ‘bottom up, multi-stakeholder model’.

It's clear to me that legacy gTLDs are fundamentally different from 
for-profit new gTLDs. Legacy TLDs are essentially a public trust, unlike 
new gTLDs which were created, bought and paid for by private interests. 
Registrants of legacy TLDs are entitled to price stability and 
predictability, and should not be subject to price increases with no 
maximums. Unlike new gTLDs, registrants of legacy TLDs registered their 
names and made their online presence on legacy TLDs on the basis that 
price caps would continue to exist.

Unrestrained price increases on the millions of .org registrants who are 
not-for-profits or non-profits would be unfair to them. Unchecked price 
increases have the potential to result in hundreds of millions of 
dollars being transferred from these organizations to one non-profit, 
the Internet Society, with .org registrants receiving no benefit in 
return. ICANN should not allow one non-profit nearly unlimited access to 
the funds of other non-profits.

ICANN appears to be entirely catering to registries by removing price caps.

ICANN should stand up for the public interest and registrants!

  ICANN should reject this proposal to hand a blank check to the 
registries that would be backed by millions of registrants who would 
receive nothing new from the increased fees they would face if this 
proposal is adopted.

Please let reason and the greater public interest prevail.

Philip Parshley

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