Not the only choice
VeriSign seems to be under some misunderstanding. From the offer it seems as if VeriSign thinks it is the only entity capable of running the .com TLD. Obviously it is not since there are several companies operating several different TLD's. Negotiations with this company only lend credence to such falsehoods. Abandon negotiations, continue to court proceedings, and open the TLD up to other qualified organizations for bid in order to provide a stable and equitable .com for all internet users. VeriSign's record of self-promoting actions at the expense of internet users at large is unprecedented.