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RE: [gnso-dt-wg] Reviewing GTLD price increases' impact to tasting activity

  • To: "Jothan Frakes" <jfrakes@xxxxxxxxxxx>, <gnso-dt-wg@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Subject: RE: [gnso-dt-wg] Reviewing GTLD price increases' impact to tasting activity
  • From: "Rosette, Kristina" <krosette@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 18 Oct 2007 16:26:52 -0400

I don't follow how the registry price increases will curb tasting if the
AGP is being used for no-charge registrations.  From my perspective, a
refund is a refund - it just may be a bigger one.  (It may be more
accurate to say that no charge is no charge.  The point is the same.)
It's not clear to me what market factor/disincentive you anticipate.
I'd like to understand the analysis.  
Having said that, the likelihood that the IPC will be willing to wait an
additional six months is between slim and none.  If that makes us
imprudent and unreasonable, so be it. 

From: owner-gnso-dt-wg@xxxxxxxxx [mailto:owner-gnso-dt-wg@xxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of Jothan Frakes
Sent: Thursday, October 18, 2007 3:26 PM
To: gnso-dt-wg@xxxxxxxxx
Subject: [gnso-dt-wg] Reviewing GTLD price increases' impact to tasting



        I acknowledge the desire to take action on domain tasting is
strong within some constituencies; I'd like to suggest that the recent
price increases enacted at registries may have a role in curbing the


        The recent price increases on the GTLDs may create a market
factor that significantly removes the financial benefit to tasting
because of the higher per unit cost.


        Ultimately, this theory cannot be proved or disproved until data
from the registries for the month of November (the first full calendar
month that would reflect the results of the change) can be reviewed.


        How soon would it be before we would see the registry reports
that would reflect November 2007 (the first full calendar month that
would reflect the change) in them to indicate if the GTLD price
increases created a de facto solution?


        It seems to me that some review of the results of the price
increases before proposing any solution would be prudent and sensible.






        Jothan Frakes


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