The Internet Commerce Association (ICA) created a petition on Change.org to try and prevent the price of .com domain names to continue to increase. The ICA hopes the petition raises awareness about Verisign’s pricing, and the campaign is closing in on 200 signatures from people who support it.
Here is an excerpt with a bit more detail from the Change.org petition page:
“Sometime before November 30, 2018, the price of .COM domains may go up when the NTIA’s Cooperative Agreement with Verisign expires! Demand that ICANN and the NTIA take action NOW to stop a potential price increase on .COM domains!
Over 100 million .COM registrants could pay hundreds of millions of dollars more in registration fees collectively if there is a .COM price increase. Verisign is already making outrageously high profits from its exclusive contract to operate the .COM registry.
Make your voice heard and join us by signing the petition to STOP any attempted price increase by Verisign! “
To supplement the Change.org petition, the ICA is also operating a website called StopThePriceIncreaseOf.com. Om the website, the ICA makes its case for why it believes the price of .com domain names should not be increased.
When you have a moment, check out both of these websites to understand the position held by the ICA.
Any (artificial) restrictions over the .com price increases, currently get lumped onto .net instead (which is why they now cost more than a .com)
There are now 639 signatures on this petition.
The price increase passed. The ICA should know better than to go up against Phil Corwin.