Regressionary agreement with Verisign
Dear members, Your regressionary agreement with Verisign hurts everyone on the internet. The only way that Verisign should be allowed to raise prices is to open the process to bidding. Their infrastructure is obviously rooted in obsolete practices and technology, since virtually every other company in the same market is capable of offering the same or better services at considerably lower prices. They are evidently capable of marketing services at a price point considerably above market, since their domain services are several hundred percent higher than many registrars. As such, they should be cut adrift, to sell their services at whatever price they can, rather than holding all other players in the market hostage to their inflationary whims. There are many root dns servers, there is no technical reason why a single-point-of-failure is in any way more stable than a fully distributed system. In fact, a distributed system would limit the geographical scope of criminal or terrorist attacks (in fact, how can anyone even argue that it would be considerably difference than the current caching system). Verisign has proven themselves to be one of the worst players, imposing arbitrary changes to their own corporate benefit. Actions such as placing ads on un-registered domains should have disqualified, and taking other steps to sabotage their competition should bar them from consideration for renewal of their contract. I urge you to act in the interests of the internet as a whole. This is your opportunity. Please do not squander it and lock-out any chance of creating a level playing field for years to come. -Don <http://www.lekei.ca/dl/files/icann/dlcline.gif> <http://www.lekei.ca/> Service - <http://www.lekei.ca/> Hosting - Internet Design - Marketing - Computers - Security Don Lekei Technology Consultant Don Lekei Consulting 9239B Barnes Rd. <http://ca.maps.yahoo.com/py/maps.py?Pyt=Tmap&addr=9239B+Barnes+Rd.&csz=Delt a%2C+BC++V4C+4V2&country=ca> Delta, BC V4C 4V2 don@xxxxxxxx don@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx tel: fax: 604 588 4335 604 588 4355 <https://www.plaxo.com/add_me?u=25770382390&v0=1148659&k0=65171517> Add me to your address book... <http://www.plaxo.com/signature> Want a signature like this?