[Comments-org-renewal-18mar19] Do not remove price caps on “legacy” TLDs

Bill Lam bill at trax2.com
Fri Apr 26 23:17:46 UTC 2019

I am writing to oppose the removal of price caps on any of the “legacy” 
TLDs, as doing so will only create a free-for-all on limitless price 

Already the new GTLDs are accepted as alternative options with price 
expectations that vary greatly based on the registry; however, current 
registrants of older well established extensions are expected to 
maintain some level of stability.

These legacy domain names, some of which have been registered for many 
years, are unlike the new mess being created and owners of these legacy 
names have a reasonable expectation of affordability and stability.

The old manta goes ‘if it is not broken, you do not try and fix it.’ The 
vast majority of domain owners will remain unaffected so long as the 
fluctuating and exorbitant prices remain in the newer name space; there 
will be plenty of years ahead for ICANN to benefit from those while 
allowing stability within the legacy name space.

Please leave well enough alone and move forward without effecting 
millions and millions of current and well established registrants who 
expect their domain expenses to remain reasonable, affordable and stable.

Further more, 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 is a not-for-profit public-benefit corporation with participants 
from all over the world dedicated to keeping the Internet secure, stable 
and interoperable."

ICANN is supposed to operate for the "public benefit".

Thereby, I do not believe this policy would not have any "public 
benefit" at all!

Thank You
Bill Lam


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