Tiered Pricing. Another roadblock to a neutral Internet?

The arguments against tiered pricing are rather straightforward. A registry operator given its sole source position within the marketplace would be able to unilaterally impose per domain name pricing to the detriment of registrants that had invested substantial resources building an identity in connection with a domain name. In a worst case scenario, a registrant of a popular/valuable domain name could see their registration fees increase from around $6 per year to some substantial exponential multiplier.

Read this article from CircleID with commentary from Wet Machine and ICANN Watch.

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