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Price Protection For Existing TLD Registrants Is Needed

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  • Subject: Price Protection For Existing TLD Registrants Is Needed
  • From: "Max Menius" <mmeniusjr@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 22 Nov 2009 17:22:53 -0500


     Despite numerous public requests, ICANN have not yet made a clear 
statement insuring future price protection for existing tld registrants. Some 
existing tld registries have written publicly to ICANN that they will request & 
expect parity should ICANN allow new tld registries to adopt unregulated 

     This, in theory, could lead to current tld registrant consumers being 
arbitrarily price gouged if current registries were allowed to adopt "new" 
pricing guidelines written specifically for new gtld's. Any sincere discussion 
of this issue will conclude that businesses around the world deserve protection 
from price gouging (unregulated pricing increases) that might result from 
current tld registries being allowed to adopt some new pricing structure that 
comes into existence for the newly proposed gtld's. 

     ICANN, please make a clear public statement that existing tld registries 
will NOT be allowed to deviate from the well-established general pricing 
structure that has defined the market in .com, .net, .org, .biz, .info, and 
other leading extensions.

     The absence of ICANN's position on this very important topic leaves global 
stakeholders feeling that ICANN are disconnected or unconcerned about potential 
abuses of registrant consumers who are the financial backbone of the internet 

     Thank you for your consideration.


     Max Menius
     Menius Enterprises, Inc.
     Greensboro, NC, USA

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