- To: <revised-settlement@xxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Registrar Woes?
- From: "Robert Hutchinson" <bob.hutch@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 17 Feb 2006 19:53:21 -0800
I don't understand why the registrars care about a price increase.
Registrars will pass any increase onto the consumers, right? Any price
increase affects all the registrars the same. So there's no registrar that's
at a competitive disadvantage.
The cost for obtaining a network address on any other "competitive"
communications network (POTS phone, cellular or satellite} is much higher
than the cost of a .com address, and, those addresses don't deliver anywhere
near the "business value" of a .com address. If consumers want a .com,
they'll still buy a .com. Business will be the same.
The evolution of the internet from its current form into what we all want
[security, user-policy, high-speed services, DRM, edutainment etc] requires
that we work together. We cannot continue to spend critical resources on
endless negotiations. I support the ICANN board decision to settle this
contract and look forward to enabling the next generation of internet.
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