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

Jack Kelly jack at jackkelly.name
Mon Apr 29 11:46:40 UTC 2019

Legacy TLDs are fundamentally different from gTLDs. Legacy TLDs are not
bought and paid for like gTLDs are, and this means that the risk/reward
model for the registrar is completely different, and should stay

Unlike with new gTLDs, a registrar for .org does not have to consider
their potential market; it has been served up to them on a silver
platter. Uncapping price increases turns the silver platter into an
invitation to feast. Organisations with registered .org domains, many of
them non-profits, have established identities and will face very
difficult choices in the face of large price increases: do they walk
away from their identity in the world, or do they cough up increasingly
large sums of money so that the public remembers who they are?

I recommend leaving the current price increase cap in place. Even the
10% cap is stretching the limits of "reasonable".


-- Jack

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