[Comments-org-renewal-18mar19] Price Increases on .org domains should be capped

Tsai Patrick patosai at outlook.com
Sun Apr 28 05:23:45 UTC 2019


I firmly believe that .org domains, and in fact all legacy TLDs such as .com, .org, .info, and .biz should have price increases capped, if not at the current 10% year over year increase, then perhaps at inflation rates much like rent-controlled San Francisco buildings. For sake of the .org Registry Renewal Agreement, I would like the current 10% price increase cap to remain the same and NOT be taken out of the renewal agreement.

The .org domain in particular is a resource for nonprofits around the world involved in humanitarian efforts, ecological preservation, and social advancement. With so many efforts to help nonprofits achieve their goals, why should potentially massive increases in renewal fees affect them? It is easy to say that such price increases won't happen because of various reasons, but if the guarantee is not there, someone will make the decision to extract profits and will inevitably lead to the downfall of the Internet brand of so many nonprofits. It's not just their website that would stop loading. Emails would stop working, which would be disastrous.

I am a fan of the free market, but given that there is only one .org registrar, there needs to be a check in place here. Otherwise this will turn out to be another Martin Shkreli moment.

Thanks for your time!
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