dot-org TLD sale halted by ICANN

John Levine johnl at
Fri May 1 17:54:10 UTC 2020

In article <CAD8GWst-PAq40hnYg6MWvaog_xsaJEfkduV1jkg=bT9E9AS19A at> you write:
>Wasn't the price cap removal what started this mess in for first place?

Not really.  Under the old price cap the maximum price this year would
be about $16 but in fact the actual price is $10.  Competitive
pressures are the important factor in setting registry prices.

For anyone who wasn't paying attention, removing the price cap was at
ICANN's request to make contracts more consistent across registries.
PIR didn't ask for it.

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