[CPWG] [registration-issues-wg] [GTLD-WG] Reflections on registry agreement renewals

h.raiche at internode.on.net h.raiche at internode.on.net
Wed May 8 00:17:10 UTC 2019

Absolutely, it is a tough one.

From an Australian perspective, it is an issue we have been grappling
with for some time - no easy answers there.  My first question - who
determines, and how, whether the license to use a name is  for
speculation or not.  Next question - if money is spent for the right
to use a name, with the intent to eventually use the name, and so may
be considered 'speculative' - is that okay.

So yes, it really is a tough one - not easy answers from Oz


----- Original Message -----
From: "Jonathan Zuck" 
To:"John Laprise" , "CPWG" 
Sent:Tue, 7 May 2019 20:51:11 +0000
Subject:Re: [registration-issues-wg] [CPWG] [GTLD-WG] Reflections on
registry agreement renewals

 Whew! That's a tough one because how do you distinguish what is
speculation? Better to just raise prices and bring down the volume, I
 FROM: GTLD-WG  on behalf of John Laprise 
SENT: Saturday, May 4, 2019 8:50 AM
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. 

Sent from my Pixel 3XL

 John Laprise, Ph.D.
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