New gTLD Comments by Alexei Sozonov, Regtime Ltd.
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- Subject: New gTLD Comments by Alexei Sozonov, Regtime Ltd.
- From: "Alexei Sozonov" <sozon@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat, 11 Apr 2009 08:07:22 -0700
Comments on New gTLD Applicant Guidebook Version 2
Submitted By: Alexei Sozonov, Company: Regtime Ltd.
Company URL: http://www.regtime.net Date: April 8, 2009
1.1.5 Please take into consideraton that the application fees is to high for
the first "1 year" round, and as it was discussed and agreed (and minuted) in
different ICANN meetings it needs to be cheaper, particularly for IDN
applications (countries were world money not printed). ICANN should make clear
statement about what price should be in this current document to allow
applicants understand its costs.
1.5.1 (a) Taking in consideration that the process designed to be done online
automatically (in a main part), it might be fare practice to use the fees of
third party organizations for the same (as ICANN) work as a reasonable person
measure for ICANN's cost evaluation.
1.5.1 (b) In our view it's fare and more transparent if Registry Services
Review Fee will be included in the current amount of Application Fee.
1.5.1 (c) Again, the Application Fee of $185000 for IDN in many cases is just
business-unreasonable - say for developing or low Internet-populated countries.
It fare to create a mechanism to correlate the Application Fee cost with IDN
countries revenue expectations.
a.sozonov / vp regtime ltd / sozon@xxxxxxxxx / 1.604.7739204