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

Ian Macky ian at macky.net
Sat Apr 27 00:30:50 UTC 2019

I am the owner of a .org domain and have been since 2005.  I am strictly 
non-profit and all operating costs are paid for personally.  Without a 
cap-- without unlimited increases in domain costs-- I would not be able 
to continue.  Wasn't the promise of the Internet that everyone could 
have a presence, and be able to contribute, with minimum barrier of entry?

Where is the justification for unlimited price increases?  The cost of 
managing domains has certainly not risen.  This seems to be pure greed 
and rent-seeking.

Leave in place the current 10% cap!  Unlimited increases will surely 
drive out the smaller contributors and will lead to more consolidation 
by the biggest.  The larger commercial entities and organizations with 
deep pockets can already buy their gTLD if they want, but the small 
players will not have a choice.  For the public good, keep the current cap.

Thank you,
Ian Macky

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