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

Todd C. Miller Todd.Miller at sudo.ws
Mon Apr 29 01:00:10 UTC 2019

I am registrant of several .org domains. 

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 us
have websites that have been in use for years. If price caps are
removed, the cost to renew these domain names may become too
expensive, and we could be forced to give up websites that are
important to us.

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

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 domain names?

Thank you for listening.

 - todd

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