Another abusive monopoly in the making...
I'm a small business owner. Verisign has always and consistently been a terrible company to deal with. >From SSL, Domain name fees, and customers support they have consistently tried to keep prices arbitrarily high, without adding value in return. If left un-check, Verisign, will continue it's guest to destroy its competitions. Not by offering anything better or innovation but with acquisitions, monopolies and other un-ethical business techniques. For instance when Verisign acquired registrars.com, I had a Registrars reseller account with 300 domains. I ended up with 100s of individual account with random passwords (and complex processes to get the new passwords) and 0 profit. In summary, it took weeks of man hours to keep face with my customers and we lost all income from those domain names. Most in the small businesses in the industry know this about Verisign. ICANN needs to review the proposed settlement to include much more completive incentives. Happy Webbing, Chris D