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เค้าว่ามีข้อตกลง ระหว่าง ICANN กับ VeriSign ว่าราคาของ Registry service
จะเพิ่มได้ถึงปีละ (หรือมากกว่า) 7% ตั้งแต่ปี 2007 เป็นต้นไป

http://forum.icann.org/lists/settlement-co...s/msg00005.html
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Registrant Impact: 50% fee increase over 7 years

* To: [email protected]
* Subject: Registrant Impact: 50% fee increase over 7 years
* From: Danny Younger
* Date: Wed, 26 Oct 2005 06:42:38 -0700 (PDT)

The new.com registry agreement stipulates:

"The Maximum Price for Registry Services subject to
this Paragraph 7.3 shall be as follows:

(i) from the Effective Date through 31 December 2006,
US$6.00;
(ii) for each calendar year beginning with 1 January
2007, the smaller of the preceding year's Maximum
Price or the highest price charged during the
preceding year, multiplied by 1.07.

7% doesn't sound like a lot, but this is how it will
impact registrants:

YEAR -- FEE -- EXAMPLE .COM REGISTRATION FEE
2006 -- $6.00 -- $35.00
2007 -- $6.42 -- $37.50
2008 -- $6.87 -- $40.00
2009 -- $7.35 -- $42.75
2010 -- $7.86 -- $45.75
2011 -- $8.42 -- $49.25
2012 -- $9.00 -- $52.50


Registrars are businesses that are astute enough to
pass on their costs to the consuming public. When a
registry hikes its fees to registrars, ultimately the
public bears the burden.

Insofar as other entities have already made it known
that they can perform registry services at a
substantially lower cost than VeriSign, permitting any
increase whatsoever is a slap in the face of the
public at-large.

Increasing costs to registrants is not a proactive
measure to bridge the digital divide.

ICANN should renegotiate this agreement stipulating
that the maximum price will be decreased by 7% per annum.




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Dear eNom Reseller,

As of November 7th, eNom will begin showing the ICANN registration fee (currently $0.25 per domain) broken out from normal pricing, on all domain purchases. All eNom pricing will remain the same as before. For example, if you are currently charged $9.95 per domain each year, you will still be charged this in total; but it will now appear as a $9.70 charge from eNom together with a $0.25 fee from ICANN.

eNom is specifically showing this fee to domain purchasers because of recently announced potential contract changes taking place between ICANN and Verisign. ICANN and Verisign have proposed a settlement to their long-standing dispute. The proposed settlement covers multiple subjects that resellers should be aware of. In particular, there are important rule changes in growth rates of fees. According to this proposed settlement, eNom anticipates that fees for domain purchases could possibly increase to $0.50 per domain, plus an additional 7% per year above that. ICANN is seeking feedback on these changes. Comments can be made through November 10th at http://icann.org/announcements/announcement-24oct05.htm

eNom encourages its resellers to comment on this proposed settlement, especially if they have concerns about the proposed increased fee schedule. eNom is not in favor of increasing fees from either ICANN or Verisign. In addition, eNom has concerns regarding several of the other proposed changes in the agreement. Be advised that we at eNom are looking out for our resellers and we are making our position known to both organizations. We suggest our resellers share their comments with ICANN and Verisign as well.

Thank you for choosing eNom. We value our strong relationship with you, and we look forward to powering the domain name industry far into the future.

Sincerely,
Paul Stahura,
CEO, eNom, Inc.


http://icann.org/announcements/announcement-24oct05.htm
http://forum.icann.org/lists/settlement-co...s/msg00003.html
http://forum.icann.org/lists/settlement-co...s/msg00021.html