[Comments-org-renewal-18mar19] Price cap removal an abdication of responsibility

Kevin Ohashi ohashi at ohashi.us
Mon Apr 29 20:23:01 UTC 2019

Removing the price cap on legacy gTLDs is an act of regulatory capture, 
plain and simple. These are non-competitive, monopoly contracts 
providing internet services with diminishing costs at scale and for 
years ICANN has allowed them to raise their prices on consumers. The 
fixed increases were bad enough, but uncapping it and saying the market 
will decide is dangerous and irresponsible. Perhaps PIR could increase 
the price of icann.org to match every dollar in the ICANN budget, that 
would be acceptable and surely ICANN could simply move to another TLD 
without issue. It would be a massive problem, everyone can understand 
that. So why is anyone even considering removing the price cap 

Do your job properly and keep price cap provisions in the contract.

Kevin Ohashi

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