[Comments-org-renewal-18mar19] Domains such as .org and .edu deserve special consideration

Gay Anderson espressive6 at gmail.com
Tue Apr 30 01:44:35 UTC 2019

It's ironic that one non-profit organization is seeking to raise prices,
potentially without limit, on all the others. Having a cap on price
increases ensures that non-profits who may have been using their .org
domain name for many years aren't faced with the two terrible options of
either paying high fees to keep their domain or enduring the pain of
changing TLDs. Even though the option to change TLD is supposed to put the
brakes on excessive price increases by allowing competition, it seems to be
a specious argument due to the potential loss of web traffic, the expense
of rebranding and the probable loss of donations made via the nonprofit's
web site.

Without other external oversight to keep price increases reasonable, a
yearly cap is a simple way for PIR to pay the bills and nonprofits to have
predictable rates for their domain name registration.

Respectfully submitted,
Gay Anderson
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