Dear .ORG Community:
ICANN has renewed the .ORG Registry Agreement to be consistent with the standard registry agreements already in place for more than 1,200 other top-level domain extensions in the marketplace. This is an encouraging milestone as it demonstrates a maturing domain industry. Consistent with the provisions, restrictions and rights in all gTLD agreements, as well as competition law and consumer protection principles, this standardization further supports a domain marketplace that is both fair and competitive for all.
Regarding the removal of price caps, we would like to underscore that Public Interest Registry is a mission driven non-profit registry and currently has no specific plans for any price changes for .ORG. Should there be a need for a sensible price increase at some point in the future, we will provide advanced notice to the public. The .ORG community is considered in every decision we make, and we are incredibly proud of the more than 15 years we have spent as a responsible steward of .ORG. PIR remains committed to acting in the best interest of the .ORG community for years to come.
For more information, please see our Open Letter to the .ORG Community (link).
The PIR Team