[CPWG] [GTLD-WG] Reflections on registry agreement renewals
Michele Neylon - Blacknight
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Tue May 7 06:59:06 UTC 2019
What do you mean by “speculation”?
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From: GTLD-WG <gtld-wg-bounces at atlarge-lists.icann.org> on behalf of John Laprise <jlaprise at gmail.com>
Date: Monday 6 May 2019 at 13:47
To: CPWG <cpwg at icann.org>
Subject: [GTLD-WG] [CPWG] Reflections on registry agreement renewals
The recent discussion on this topic has made me reflect on the topic more broadly and I'd like to share something provocative I've been pondering.
At the broadest level, domain reselling and all speculation surrounding domain names should be outlawed outright. ICANN doesn't as a rule tell end users how to (not) use their domains. However there is an argument to be made that speculative behaviour hurts all non-speculative users by increasing pricing.
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John Laprise, Ph.D.
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