Name: Ephraim Percy Kenyanito
Date: 25 May 2023
Affiliation: Cross-Community Working Party on ICANN and Human Rights (CCWP-HR)
Original Public Comment: Proposed Renewal of the Registry Agreement for .NET
Summary of Submission
In Summary, we welcome ICANN’s decision to release the document in its entirety, in line with Workstream 2 Recommendations on ICANN Transparency.
We welcome the recommendations in the proposed Agreement, but call for amendments in two sections. First, we oppose the introduction of overbroad powers for Verisign to suspend or block registrants. Second, we urge ICANN to reconsider the abrupt 100% increase in domain prices and recommend that any increase ought to be incremental and predictable to match average annual inflation data.