One week left to have your say on unrestricted registry prices for legacy TLDs.
Last month, ICANN dropped a bomb on the domain name industry with a proposal to lift all price restrictions on .org and .info domain names. It later proposed the same on .biz domains.
The community only has seven days left to comment on the .org and .info proposals, and three weeks to comment on .biz.
So far only nine people have commented on the .org proposal and one on .info. While larger companies will probably wait until the last minute to comment, this number is surprisingly low given the impact this could have on the industry. I suspect some domain name registrars will end up commenting.
One of the comments submitted so far is from the Internet Commerce Association. It delineates between older TLDs like .org and new ones in that were effectively purchased by the registries that run them.
Indeed, I don’t understand ICANN’s reasoning behind aligning legacy TLD contracts with those of new TLDs because they are fundamentally different.