Re: Proposed ICANN
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- Subject: Re: Proposed ICANN
- From: "Robert Lafaye" <rlafaye@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 8 Dec 2008 19:49:15 -0600
My concern is that ICANN will not be able to assert the authority that it
has to "police" registrars on behalf of domain registrants rendering ICANN
ineffective and obsolete - much like the United Nations has become. ICANN
the responsibility to regulate the registrars on behalf of those who
and enriched them. I am a relatively new registrant and have invested
thousand dollars, long hours and hard work in acquiring over 450 hand
domain names most of which are .com extension but not necessarily of
I would be reluctant and hard pressed to renew registrations if they were
allowed to be
randomly assessed higher renewal rates by the registrars.
Furthermore, it is my opinion that ICANN already has the responsibility to
the registrars from hoarding domains that are not renewed and deemed
to sell on the aftermarket. All domains that are not renewed should fall
the pool of available domains without the control of the registrars and
to hoard and snatch them up for their own gain.
I can see how the .tv extension would be priced much like the price of ad
on network television but when it comes to .com, .net, .org and the other
pioneer extensions ICANN needs to protect it's registrants.