ICANN to remove fee restrictions on .INFO, .ORG, .BIZ?

<http://www.icann.org/announcements/announcement-2-28jul06.htm>

A bunch of people are calling the sky is falling, the sky is falling. I'm not so sure this is the case. What I'm interested in is if anyone is actually worried about this, or has heard about this, from within this community.

For those three TLDs it seems like there is little/less competition than for .COM so price increases could be significant. However I'm not sure this will result in the 'per domain auction' pricing that some people seem to be afraid will happen.

[sorry for top-quoting] Can someone explain to me what this proposed lifting of fees or the new registry-registrar agreement will do to the fees paid by everyone to whoever is running the database that holds it all (Netsol/Internic/who knows what)... it seems to me that the largest part of the fixed cost of the domain registration is going to them and always has. (at least for .COM/.NET I don't know about the rest). Couldn't this end be opened up to lowest-cost-bidder type stuff?

Deepak

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