ICANN Planning for Variable Pricing?

Public comments on new rules for domain name registrars closes today, and several marketers and domain owners are up in arms over the possibility of “variable pricing,” where the registrar would charge a different price for each domain, based on its market value.

While it’s not explicitly spelled out in the proposed registry agreements, people like Ken McCarthy, Ron Jackson and CircleID believe the wording would allow this.

If you have the urge to comment on the proposals, do it quickly. The comment period ends today at 5 p.m. Pacific.

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