Higher prices are on the way.
ICANN has published its proposed contract extension with Neustar for .biz.
It mirrors recently-published proposed contracts for .org and .info by removing price controls and adding Uniform Rapid Suspension, a quick form of UDRP.
ICANN clearly wants to create uniformity between top level domain name contracts. It is basing this on the contract used for new top level domains in the 2012 expansion.
However, consumers that registered these pre-2012 top level domains did so with some sort of anticipation that prices wouldn’t skyrocket after they started using them. Also, ICANN is pushing through rights protection mechanisms introduced in 2012 even though they are just now being reviewed by the internet community.
A comment period is open until May 14.
The F*ck is going on here? 🙁
Not sure how much to go into, but for starters I’d talk about the widening gap between rich and poor, the destruction of the middle class, and how a good basic definition of “sociopath” would include the absence of both conscience and empathy.
After that I’d also get into whether Andrew still likes the “transition” from US oversight and whether this would or could be happening if that had not occurred despite all the corruption we certainly do have here.
Charles Christopher says
Yes, National versus Supranational government.
A national government has a border, and pretty pieces of paper, with pretty writing, in pretty granite buildings, telling people where to go and what to do to get things done.
A supranational government has no border, no place on earth, its a legal fiction. It has no place, no physical existence anyone can point to and thus use to hold it accountable.
Supranational government replaces the idea of “the divine right of kings” as humanity finally caught on to that bit of rubbish … We escaped that Plato’s Cave, but its Turtles all the way down, so we find ourselves in the next Plato’s Cave: Supranational Government.
A supranational government is as close to creation of “god” on earth that lawyers have yet been able to achieve … The very purpose being our accountability to it, and its LACK of accountability to us … Make no mistake, that is its primary objective. When people wake up to this fact, it will be replaced with something else and the desired illusion will continue.
As the cost goes up, more will be dropped by domainers.
The sale ability of Biz domains is very low.
Even ‘super prime’ one word biz’s do not go for very much.
Maybe, they want domainers to drop the domains?
Jane Doe says
The question is when .com gets hit
Indeed, and don’t forget the applicable acronym, folks:
(reprehensible and pure evil)
It’s coming, probably sooner than later. Wouldn’t surprise me a bit if we get a press release before end of the year.
joe styler says
This is a good reason to support the ICA. https://www.internetcommerce.org If you want to be heard it is also a good idea to use the comment period ICANN has to make a comment.