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ICANN and Verisign settlement

  • To: <settlement-comments@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Subject: ICANN and Verisign settlement
  • From: "Michael Blankenship" <Michael@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 7 Nov 2005 08:32:58 -0800

    I thought I would take this opportunity to provide some feedback regarding 
Verisign.  It probably would be insufficient for me to simply state that this 
company is evil or even "greedy beyond measure".  I would need to relate 
anecdote after anecdote of their unbelievable gall in dealing with their 
customers, their arrogance and the fees upon fees that they would bilk from 
their monopoly over the domain name space.  I could write all this but I doubt 
that you would read it, given the sheer number of comments you're likely to 

    Suffice it to say that in my opinion, Verisign is just that:  evil and 
greedy.  Please, please do anything that you can to stop Verisign's ability to 
charge every-increasing transfer fees to other registrars.  Transfering a 
domain name from Verisign is already nearly impossible (from the number of 
hoops that they make their customers jump through in order to succeed).  The 
transfer process already takes a week or more, often purposely made more 
difficult by their support staff when multiple domain names are involved.  And 
invariably, they do this in order to prevent a near-expiration-date transfer 
from succeeding by delaying the transfer long enough so that the domain name 
becomes locked.

Michael Blankenship, Michael@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
(925) 687-9180 x1

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