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Do Not Lift Price Controls on Registry Services

  • To: biz-tld-agreement@xxxxxxxxx, info-tld-agreement@xxxxxxxxx, org-tld-agreement@xxxxxxxxx
  • Subject: Do Not Lift Price Controls on Registry Services
  • From: "Dave Hendricks" <hendricks.dave@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 25 Aug 2006 08:16:26 -0400

The proposal to lift price controls on .org, info and .biz domain names is
flawed and will do irreparable damage to the fabric of the Internet if ICANN
approves this foolish proposed contract. Large companies with the ability to
pay will be fleeced by greedy registrars, whose role it should be to
financially democratize the Internet. Small business and personal website
owners who create successful sites will not be able to afford to renew their
domain names after the 10 year protection period ends - destroying their
investments of time and money.

Should ICANN approve this contract, it runs a very real risk of fragmenting
the Internet. TLD DNS is only under the purview of ICANN so long as the
users of the Internet feel it is in their interest to allow it. If the
system runs afoul of those it is supposed to serve, prepare to see fair
alternatives arise.


- Dave Hendricks

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