VeriSign announces support of .biz/info/org proposed contracts!!
There is at least 1 supporter of the proposed .biz/info/org contracts....Chuck Gomes of VeriSign!! See: http://forum.icann.org/lists/biz-tld-agreement/msg00106.html "Ensuring the continued security and stability of its infrastructure is critical to the continued growth of the Internet. That is why VeriSign supports the proposed new registry agreement for .biz. The agreement closely mirrors the model registry agreements that ICANN has already used or proposed for .com, .info, .mobi, .net, and .org. These agreements strike the important balance between protecting Internet users and providing registry operators with the incentives and flexibility to continue to invest in the Internet infrastructure. They also create a level playing field for all the registries." He posted similar comments for .info and .org. It would not surprise me if VeriSign is salivating at the prospect of these contracts being approved, so that it creates a precedent for future .com/net renegotiations, and so they can argue .com/net need those terms too to ensure there is that "level playing field for all the registries". If you've not posted a comment yet, the deadline is Monday at 5 pm (Pacific Time). Spread the word. http://www.icann.org/announcements/announcement-2-28jul06.htm Sincerely, George Kirikos http://www.kirikos.com/