on registry pricing, persistence, and stability
This is a comment that I've sent to ICANN about the planned new .org, .biz, .info registry agreements.
I am writing this note in my personl capacity, as a long time observer of and some time participant in ICANN. It applies equally to the .biz, .info, and .org agreements.
The apparent ability for registries to arbitrarily increase prices for domain names at the time of renewal puts one of the most fundamental factors in the DNS's success to date at risk (one might say, its very purpose): The easy availability of persistent globally unique identifiers.