ICANN / Verisign Settlement - The UN Could Make a Better Deal
The terms are unnaceptable, and the entire settlement from both sides is disapointing. It's ICANN's responsibility to be a GOOD steward and act on our behalf, agreeing to this settlement goes entirely against that charge and mandage. ICANN needs to step up and fight for the ISP's, Registrars, and Internet users. If we needed deals and poorly thought out agreements like this we'd be just as well off turning over the ICANN to the UN. Then at least the incompetance and corruption would be more obvious and open to public criticism. Fee's should be going DOWN, not up. VeriSign's monopoly has done nothing but harm the internet and it's job needs to be opened to public bid to bring in a new company to do the job before they entrench themselves with anymore sweetheart deals. This should have been done several years ago, but nobody has the foresight or initiative to do it, and keeps extending their monopoly. We shouldn't have to bribe VeriSign with a free increase in order to make them agree to terms that should already be in effect according to the role they've been given and paid well for.