[Comments-org-renewal-18mar19] Please Reconsider Deregulation of .org Pricing

Andy Monroe amonroe805 at gmail.com
Sun Apr 28 16:15:06 UTC 2019

To whom it may concern,

Please reconsider the current plan for deregulation of .org domain pricing.

This plan (apparently) aims to implement free-market deregulation
philosophy into an *inherently non-free market.* If you would like to
deregulate pricing of heavily-used domain name extensions such as .org,
then you must also open .org registry services to market competition. If
this cannot be done, price protections should remain.

*The current proposal not only allows, but in effect
encourages exploitative market practices*. The .org extension has massive
use and recognition across the internet and has immense value as a result.
By allowing Public Interest Registry (PIR) a total monopoly and sudden
price deregulation, ICANN incentives PIR to heavily ramp up prices on
consumers that may not even know to see it coming. Although the market will
eventually react to this change, the effects essentially constitute a
painful and chaotic renegotiation of pricing and domain name extension
selection, without actual visible benefit to anyone other than PIR.

Thank you for your time, and I hope this was instructive.

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