Say “No” to unlimited price increases on .org, .info, .biz and .asia domains!

ICANN

The ICA has created an easy-to-use Form for you to submit your objections to ICANN regarding its proposed removal of all price caps on several domain name extensions.

Although the form focuses on .org you can also use this form to create a similar comment for .info, .biz and .asia. The link for the .org public comment is here.

The form offers several possible objections to the terms of the agreement.  You can select the ones that most closely match your concerns.  The form will then create an email that you can send directly to ICANN using your usual email application.  You can include whatever comments that you wish to add, as well.

The deadline for .org comments is APRIL 29, 2019. You can see all extension deadlines below.

You can read learn about ICANN’s proposal here:

https://www.icann.org/public-comments/org-renewal-2019-03-18-en

You can read the ICA’s comment objecting to the terms of the proposed .org renewal agreement here:

https://mm.icann.org/pipermail/comments-org-renewal-18mar19/attachments/20190410/6844d72c/ICACommenton.orgPricing-April102019-0001.pdf

You can read my posts about .org and .info here: This Means War! ICANN proposes lifting price cap provisions on .org and .info domains!

My post about .biz is here: Neustar and .Biz domains want no price caps too!

Click Here for the ICA Form.

To make it easier I have included the 4 ICA proposed opinions here:

  • ICANN staff should not unilaterally impose URS in legacy TLDs when that issue is precisely what is being examined by the volunteer ICANN Working Group who has been mandated to review this issue. ICANN policy making is supposed to be a ‘bottom up, multi-stakeholder model’.
  • I believe that legacy gTLDs are fundamentally different from for-profit new gTLDs. Legacy TLDs are essentially a public trust, unlike new gTLDs which were created, bought and paid for by private interests. Registrants of legacy TLDs are entitled to price stability and predictability, and should not be subject to price increases with no maximums. Unlike new gTLDs, registrants of legacy TLDs registered their names and made their online presence on legacy TLDs on the basis that price caps would continue to exist.
  • Unrestrained price increases on the millions of .org registrants who are not-for-profits or non-profits would be unfair to them. Unchecked price increases have the potential to result in hundreds of millions of dollars being transferred from these organizations to one non-profit, the Internet Society, with .org registrants receiving no benefit in return. ICANN should not allow one non-profit nearly unlimited access to the funds of other non-profits.
  • ICANN appears to be entirely catering to registries by removing price caps. ICANN should stand up for the public interest and registrants!

Open for Public Comment

Proposed Renewal of .info Registry Agreement

Open Date 18 Mar 2019 23:59 UTC
Close Date 29 Apr 2019 23:59 UTC

Proposed Renewal of .org Registry Agreement

Open Date 18 Mar 2019 23:59 UTC
Close Date 29 Apr 2019 23:59 UTC

Proposed Renewal of .asia Registry Agreement

Open Date 27 Mar 2019 23:59 UTC
Close Date 7 May 2019 23:59 UTC

Proposed Renewal of .biz Registry Agreement

Open Date 3 Apr 2019 23:59 UTC
Close Date 14 May 2019 23:59 UTC
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About Konstantinos Zournas

Konstantinos studied Computer Engineering and Computer Science in London and lives in Athens, Greece. He loves domains and building websites. He is online since 1995, learned about html in 1996 and got into domains in 2002. He started the OnlineDomain.com blog in 2012.

6 comments

  1. Indeed, voice your objection, and read my comments here:

    https://domainnamewire.com/2019/04/22/time-is-running-out-to-reject-unlimited-org-and-other-prices/#comment-2254473

    And remember this acronym when considering this topic:

    RAPE (reprehensible and pure evil)

  2. Unless I missed it, which is certainly possible, as far as I can tell there is not even a single thread about this at NamePros, and the relative apathy in the blogs is “deafening.”

    Are people stupid, or is it something else?

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