12 Aug '16, 1pm

via @DomainNameWire

Could the price of .com domain names skyrocket in a couple years? You might have received a couple of emails from Domaining.com this week (or seen a post on its site) suggesting that the price of .com’s might double in 2018, and urging you to comment on the proposed .com contract extension. (The comment period ends today.) Here’s what all of the discussion is about. ICANN is extending Verisign’s contract to run .com from 2018 to 2024. Even though the contract doesn’t expire for another couple of years, the extension is being granted to tie the dates of the .com extension to the new root zone maintainer agreement between ICANN and Verisign. The root zone agreement was previously part of the Cooperate Agreement between Verisign and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA). It is being shifted to a contract directly with ICANN as part of the trans...

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