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

Saron Harford saronharford at yahoo.com
Mon Apr 29 11:36:23 UTC 2019

I am a .org registrant (for a posthumous medical trust) and I am very concerned about the removal of price caps currently being discussed for .org domains.
Advancements in technology should be driving the cost of operating a registry down, yet prices keep going up. Removing price caps is unfair to the millions of domain registrants. They will have no price protections. Every registrant will be at the complete mercy and whims of the registry. This could result in a transfer of funds from millions of non-profits to one non-profit, with no benefits to the domain registrants.
ICANN is supposed to represent a "bottom up, consensus-driven multistakeholder model". ICANN should not unilaterally impose URS in legacy TLDs when that issue is precisely what is being examined by the volunteer ICANN Working Group who has been mandated to review this issue.
ICANN should be looking out for the .org registrants, in particular the non-profits. There is no "public benefit" justification to these changes. It is just a handout to business at the expense of registrants’ rights and protections. Where are the protections for the millions of domain registrants that this could effect in a negative way? These changes would give way too much power to the registry. This is not acceptable for a "public benefit" organization that exists to represent many stakeholders.
I hope you will take my concerns seriously.
Kind regards,

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