Reply to post: Re: Oh really?

As pressure builds over .org sell-off, internet governance bodies fall back into familiar pattern: Silence

Charlie Clark Silver badge

Re: Oh really?

I'm not convinced that the fee is really a problem for those with an org domain (I have one and wouldn't want to pay it but moving would be a major inconvenience). Someone has problem done a breakdown of who owns which domain and decided that poor non-profits are a tiny percentage.

This is really an example of rent-seeking where the price will be increased to point of highest return: "nice domain name you've got there, would be a pity if you couldn't keep it". It's not as if the costs of running a registry have increased recently, apart from the backhander for insiders to do this deal.

The argument will probably the old one about wanting "to charge fairly for an underused resource", you know the one before utility bills spike.

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