[Comments-org-renewal-18mar19] Proposed Renewal of .org Registry Agreement
gpib at rickyrockrat.net
Sat Apr 27 02:53:53 UTC 2019
I am a .org registrant.
ICANN does not seem to recognize the difference between a legacy
extension created with the support of the US government, that predates
the existence of ICANN and that 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.
It is not acceptable for ICANN to ignore these differences and to
propose that they be treated the same.
Removing price caps is not fair to .org domain owners. Many of them have
websites that they have used for years. 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 are important to them.
The Uniform Rapid Suspension policy is too new and untested to apply on
domain names that may be 20 years old or more. With the URS, the domain
names could be taken down in a matter of days with little notice.
ICANN should be doing more to protect owners of .org domain names. Why
is ICANN trying to remove price protections for .org domain owners, so
many of which are non-profits, so that they can be overcharged for their
I am not in favor in any way of these changes.
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