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.BIZ, .INFO and .ORG development in DANGER!

  • To: <biz-tld-agreement@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Subject: .BIZ, .INFO and .ORG development in DANGER!
  • From: "dphennessey" <dphennessey@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 28 Aug 2006 14:40:33 -0400

To the ICANN Board of Directors, I own a number of domains in the .BIZ, .INFO 
and .ORG tld's that I want to develop. However, if I see my hard work will only 
lead to my profits being taxed by exorbitant registration renewal fees I will 
be forced to reconsider my plans. If the proposed new registry agreements are 
approved I will have to consider letting my already undeveloped .BIZ, .INFO and 
.ORG tld names expire rather than renew them because of this new agreement. We 
have seen the .COM crash of 2000 and I fear that with this new agreement and 
the 2 tier pricing for bandwidth being proposed by the Telco's and Cable 
companies a second crash is taking shape. Just when the internet had recovered 
from the 2000 crash because of the hard work of website owners creating great 
content to draw people to the internet this agreement and 2 tiered bandwidth 
pricing threaten to create the crash of 2006,2007,200?. As website owners are 
forced to close their sites due to exorbitant registration renewal fees the 
content that attracted people to the internet will disappear, as it disappears 
so will the consumers of that content. ICANN and the operators of the .BIZ, 
.INFO and .ORG tld's will see their fee's fall to zero since without website 
owners they have no business.  I implore the ICANN Board of Directors, please 
give domain owners an agreement that will let them only be subject to 
reasonable and fair registration increases based on the registries cost of 
doing business and/or the rate of inflation.


Dennis Hennessey

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