Dynadot Shares “Important Industry Updates”

As you may have heard, the Internet Commerce Association is urging its members and domain registrants to comment about potential price increases for .com domain names. It’s not just the ICA that is warning constituents about the potential for increased pricing on .com domain names.

Early this morning, I received an email from Dynadot with the subject “Important Industry Updates.” The email, presumably sent to all of the company’s customers, informs them of the .com contract amendment that would allow for price increases, and it lets customers know where they can comment to ICANN to oppose the increases.

It is a good idea for domain registrars to keep their customers in the loop about potential changes that could impact the prices of their domain names. Domain registrants will inevitably blame their domain registrar if the price of their domain names rise, and it is not necessarily the fault of the registrar. Even if there are contractually allowed price increases and customers are angry, Dynadot can point them to this email to let them know they were warned and could have tried to do something about it.

I wonder if other domain registrars will follow suit this week, as the comment period is closing on Friday. Here’s the email that was sent to me from Dynadot:

At Dynadot, we do our best to put our customers interests first and would like to keep you informed with important industry updates that may impact your domain names. The .COM Registry agreement has a proposed amendment submitted to ICANN. This amendment allows for annual price increases on .COM domains. As you know, we believe in transparency and low pricing to keep the internet accessible to all. Price increases on the registry level unfortunately result in price increases at Dynadot.

The amendment is currently open for public comment. Comments will be accepted until February 14th, 2020: Comment Here

Best Regards,

Elliot Silver
Elliot Silver
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  1. Well done to Dynadot for alerting their customers to this issue that directly affects them and for encouraging their customers to comment. Other registrars could consider following Dynadot’s example.


    Looks like we’ve got an “axis of evil” folks. You heard it here first.

  3. All registrars should unite and send this letter to their customers.
    The voice of 146 million registrants IS STRONGER than the voice of Verisign and ICANN !

  4. Deep State controls ICANN. Deep State is Pure Evil. Send your email to President Trump at WhiteHouse.gov . President has the power to stop ICANN and Deep State. Take action folks. Do not let ICANN steal your money.

        • You’re only making it worse.

          1. Yes, “they” (whoever they are) are coming for our guns and would have long ago if they could.

          2. Yes, the “deep state” is real, and “they” most definitely are in support of anything that squashes “media” they and their cohorts can’t control.

          3. No, Mike (if he’s even the least bit serious) and anyone else is dreaming if they think Trump is on their side or the side of the common man and “the little guy” on these issues.

          4. Yes, the Devil is real, and as has been well said before, one of the “greatest” accomplishments is convincing people he’s not and that it’s all a bunch of comical superstition to mock and scorn.

          5. Yes, people like “Mike” here are either deliberately playing around, a bit insane, or worse. Sometimes even doing what they do for the very purpose of distracting from the truth. Or just trolling, already covered under “playing around.”

          6. No, I don’t have time to waste replying to you or “Mike,” and this is not for your sake at all. However, since people in general are so easily deceived and manipulated no matter how intelligent they are, this reply is for all the other readers and the common good and the larger cause. That’s why it’s worth doing this little obscure comment on an infinitesimal grain of sand in cyberspace. Kind of like how the God of the universe entered the world in human form in the seemingly insignificant setting of a relatively poor bunch of people in a tiny corner of the world and even slept in a manger as a baby on a trip, though of course not in the same category or comparable in significance in any way.

        • PS: filed under “Play #2 from the Playbook: Present elements of the truth mixed with nonsense in way that’s so ridiculous that it discredits and distracts from the truth.”


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