What happens after 10 years?
Hello. I am writing this to express my concern about the new contracts for the .info, .biz and .org registries that ICANN is considering. My understanding is that price controls for registry services, which I assume include domain registration, will be lifted, and that this means that domains could be priced individually based on some criteria and that renewal fees could be changed to any amount. I have also read comments by many and one that struck me was that the registries would never do it, because it would be suicide, because 6 months notice would allow registrants to register their domains for up to 10 years in advance. Personally, I am not so sure I could afford to register all my domains for 10 years. Additionally, I am afraid that once the ten years is up, I could be hit with staggering renewal fess, especially on my more generic domains. I worry that my development will have been hard work for nothing, because in ten years time I could be hit with for me, unaffordable renewal fees, and my domains and work will be taken from me. The prospect of this has me very worried. I hope that ICANN will put in price controls so that domain registrants and especially developers do not have to fear their domains and hard work being taken from them through registration and renewal fees that have no cap. Thank you, generic __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Tired of spam? Yahoo! Mail has the best spam protection around http://mail.yahoo.com