It has been noticed that in Section 7.2(c) of each of ICANN's latest round of registry contracts that the per-domain name fee is now $2 per name per year.
One can only wonder when this new rate lands on the existing registries.
Two dollars per name is a seriously heavy tax on use of the internet. When measured as a percentage of the actual cost of providing the underlying service this tax verges on the obscene.
And those who pay the tax - the community of internet users - have no representation in ICANN.Posted by karl at March 24, 2005 5:42 PM