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Opposed to variable pricing

  • To: <biz-tld-agreement@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Subject: Opposed to variable pricing
  • From: "Leuenberger Andreas" <Andreas.Leuenberger@xxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 28 Aug 2006 17:58:40 +0200

To the board

Just heard about th new proposed changes to the agreement that are in
the works.

The proposed changes to the .biz, .info, .org registry agreement are
completely unfair, especially to the small business person who cannot
possibly pay what may be asked for a renewal of their domain name. Many
of us small business entrepreneurs make our living via the internet with
our domain names used for selling products, information, services, etc.
In my opinion, this is an outrages move that will put your average small
business person OUT OF BUSINESS! This is an awful move and as if every
small business person does not have enough to worry about now, we won't
even know how much it is going to cost us to renew and whether or not it
will cost more than we could possibly afford to pay.
The only ones who will stay in business are the VERY BIG PLAYERS! The
rest of us will lose our online businesses. From there, what's next? Do
the same with the .com and .net to make sure that no one except for the
big players keep their domain names?
This is completely unfair and will lead to the destruction of the
internet as we know it. The internet has allowed many of us to own
businesses who did not have the start up capital to own a brick and
mortar business. The registrars already have much more revenue than most
of us will ever see in our lifetimes, yet the power will be given to
them to decide who will or will not stay in business.
When we all lose our small businesses, there will then be an increase in
unemployment as that will mean a LOT of internet business owners will
now have to go find a decent job in a job market.
PLEASE stop this insanity and do not allow the proposed changes. 
Thank you 
With Regards

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