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Re: [bc-gnso] VeriSign to offer 2-factor security and better registry lock

  • To: George Kirikos <icann@xxxxxxxx>
  • Subject: Re: [bc-gnso] VeriSign to offer 2-factor security and better registry lock
  • From: Chuck Warren <warren65@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 29 Jun 2009 06:59:01 -0600

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On Mon, Jun 29, 2009 at 6:20 AM, George Kirikos <icann@xxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Hi folks,
> VeriSign intends to offer 2-factor security and a better registry
> lock, see requests 200904 and 200905:
> http://www.icann.org/en/registries/rsep/
> http://www.icann.org/registries/rsep/verisign-auth-request-25jun09.pdf
> http://www.icann.org/registries/rsep/verisign-reglock-request-25jun09.pdf
> I've long been in favour of 2-factor security, so this might be very
> positive. However, it concerns me that VeriSign might be abusing its
> monopoly to overcharge for the services relative to what the price
> would be with competition. Indeed, for those who've cared about
> "tiered pricing" you'll note they even use the phrase in the section
> on pricing for the registry lock service (i.e. page 4, "VeriSign
> intends to charge registrars based on the market value of the Registry
> Lock Service. VeriSign expects to offer a tiered pricing model").
> Furthermore, given the lawsuit out there attempting to break
> VeriSign's abusive monopoly, which would hopefully eventually lead to
> regular tender process for dot-com (and other gTLDs) it is important
> to ensure that these new services don't help VeriSign solidify vendor
> lock-in, and that they can be transitioned to a new registry operator
> should a competitor end up winning a future tender process.
> Also in general it's a good idea to raise security for *everyone* and
> not just those willing and able to pay a premium. One will note PayPal
> only charges a one-time fee of $5 for their security key (for their
> 2-factor security) or $0 for SMS, and then the ongoing costs are $0.
> https://www.paypal.com/securitykey
> That security key that PayPal uses comes from VeriSign:
> http://www.infoworld.com/d/security-central/paypal-ebay-offer-security-key-us-customers-724
> VeriSign should not be able to abuse its monopoly by overcharging for
> long-needed security updates for registrants.
> Sincerely,
> George Kirikos
> 416-588-0269
> http://www.leap.com/

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