27 Nov '12, 4am

ICA To DOC: Slash .Com Pricing by $2+, and Tie Future Price Hikes to CPI by Philip Corwin, Internet Commerce Ass...

Of course, for the average registrant holding only one or a few registrations for business or personal use, the difference in pricing may appear negligible. But for the overall public the aggregate difference is quite substantial. And there are distinct segments of the public who suffer a disproportionate impact from an unjustifiably high .com price. One of those segments is, admittedly, the non-infringing domain investor and developer portfolio owners and managers who comprise the membership of the ICA. But another large and significant segment is comprised of the large brand interests who are compelled to maintain substantial “defensive” portfolios of infringing, primarily .com domains with no intent to use them but solely to keep them out of the hands of infringing “cybersquatters”. Maintaining these mostly useless domains is a continuing annual cost drain on U.S. busin...

Full article: http://www.domainnews.com/en/ica-to-doc-slash-com-pricing...

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