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.biz/.info/.org proposed contracts

  • To: icann-board@xxxxxxxxx, biz-tld-agreement@xxxxxxxxx, info-tld-agreement@xxxxxxxxx, org-tld-agreement@xxxxxxxxx
  • Subject: .biz/.info/.org proposed contracts
  • From: email@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 24 Aug 2006 06:57:38 +0100

The differential/tiered pricing for .biz/.info/.org proposed contracts hints at a very disturbing agenda at work. It's about money.

The credibility and reliability of ICANN is at risk and having these proposed contracts in place would change the face of the domain market and the network of the internet itself for years to come, if not forever.

If this "public comment period" was truly going to be recognized, then ICANN would be active on domain forums and get honest suggestions and expert opinions from those in the domains industry who understand the domain world better than anyone--domainers themselves. It is suggestive that ICANN and the powers that be front this "public comment period" merely to show on paper that an effort was made to gain public discourse, when in fact they make no vast public attempt within the domainer world to expose these propositions that could harm and permanently change the domain registration process.

ICANN has been out of touch with registrants for years. This new agenda, actually, should not be a surprise to anyone. It's just a progression of inevitibility due to a still infant industry within an internet world whose Wild West mentality rules over fairness and equal opportunity.

There's nothing fair about a domain costing $10.00/year and then jumping to $whatevertheywanttocharge.00/year.

Russ Vallotton

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