FW: OpenSRS Live Reseller Update[ICANN]-17/02/2006
- To: revised-settlement@xxxxxxxxx
- Subject: FW: OpenSRS Live Reseller Update[ICANN]-17/02/2006
- From: Martijn Splinter <mobo@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 22 Feb 2006 11:45:03 +0100
Dear Sir, Madam,
As a reseller of a registrar of .com, .eu and .nl
domainnames, i vote against the revised settlement agreement.
From: replies@xxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:replies@xxxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: vrijdag 17 februari 2006 20:05
Subject: OpenSRS Live Reseller Update[ICANN]-17/02/2006
Please read the following important announcement about ICANN.
1. ICANN/Verisign Agreement - make your views known
The ICANN Board is poised to make a decision on a proposed
agreement to settle pending litigation with Verisign and to extend
Verisign's contract as the registry operator for the .com domain.
We do not believe the terms of this agreement are consistent with
the interests of registrants, registrars and resellers.
** Pricing: The proposed revisions provide Verisign with the
unprecedented capability to increase prices by seven percent annually
in four of the next six years.
** Perpetual Management Rights: The proposed revisions would modify
the renewal clauses so that the contract is essentially non-
cancellable and ICANN's right to rebid the contract is taken away.
This is especially objectionable in the context of the current
restrictive regime for introduction of new gTLDs.
There are other issues but these are the two most important.
ICANN has posted the proposed settlement for public comment at
We encourage you take this opportunity to make your views on this
important matter known via the public comment forum at
Public comments are beingarchived at
Thank you for your continued support of Tucows.
President & CEO