Re: STI report comments by Leap of Faith Financial Services Inc.
- To: sti-report-2009@xxxxxxxxx
- Subject: Re: STI report comments by Leap of Faith Financial Services Inc.
- From: George Kirikos <gkirikos@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 24 Jan 2010 13:34:00 -0800 (PST)
One additional point:
26. Purely defensive registrations, as evidenced by them being registered but
containing no nameservers (and which therefore do not resolve) should have an
ongoing registry fee (and ICANN fee) of only 1/3rd the cost of a normal domain
name. This saves TM holders money, and also penalizes registry operators (and
ICANN) for new gTLDs that contain a large number of defensive registrations.
Since the domain names don't resolve, that lowers the costs for registry
This policy should also apply to existing gTLDs like .com/net/org. If a large
company like Verizon or Disney has to register 20,000 domain names defensively,
typos of names that they own, but don't wish for them to resolve (i.e. they
bought them solely to prevent others from grabbing them instead), that carrying
cost should be lowered significantly by charging say $2.50/yr instead of $7+
per year (of course, once the VeriSign monopoly is broken up by anti-trust
cases, the "normal" fee might be $2/yr, with the defensive registration fee
being something like 70 cents/yr).