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Lifting of Price Controls on Registry Services

  • To: biz-tld-agreement@xxxxxxxxx, info-tld-agreement@xxxxxxxxx, org-tld-agreement@xxxxxxxxx
  • Subject: Lifting of Price Controls on Registry Services
  • From: Andrew Moulden <andrew@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 25 Aug 2006 12:04:34 +0100

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<font face="Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif">In brief, the lifting of
price controls could spell disaster for smaller website developers, who
need to be able to plan well beyond ten years. The fact there can be
only one registry for each TLD is precisely why ICANN must retain
strict pricing controls. I am beyond dismayed that rather than undergo
a full consultation to establish firm policy in this area, the ground
seems to be slipping from under our feet each time an agreement is due
for renegotiation (first .net 10% increments, now this). I fail to see
why registry and ICANN fees cannot be indexed to inflation, a basket of
stockmarkets or other suitable economic indicator. The registry should
be free to generate more income, in real terms, through encouraging
registration of greater numbers of domains, not through near-blackmail
of existing registrants.<br>
Andrew Moulden<br>
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name whois lookup</font><br>

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