[comments-dotorg] Re: [ncdnhc-discuss] Reply comments to the gTLD Comments on .org
I fully support Milton's position. The registry market is a regulated
market. In such a market, you cannot apply free market principles
completely. The regulation diminishes competition by definition. It has to
counter that effect as well to avoid the evils of monopolies and cartels.
(This is even true when you start deregulating, which ICANN does not
really seem to be doing very well so far.) New players on the market have
to get a chance against the (former) monopolist or cartel.
Given the revenue of current registrations in ORG (slightly under 3
million), I doubt any new company would have to charge higher registry
fees than the $6 VeriSign now takes.
GA rep on the ORG Task Force