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Backwards logic

  • To: settlement-comments@xxxxxxxxx
  • Subject: Backwards logic
  • From: adam@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 09 Nov 2005 04:02:41 -0600

To ICANN board of directors.

As a member of the general public, a .COM domain name registrant and a small 
business internet service provider, I would like to comment on your proposed 
settlement agreement.

I believe the contract for the .COM registry should not be tied to the legal 
battles that 
ICANN has with Verisign and any term changes made to the .COM registry contract 
should not be considered a "bargaining chip".  The legal battles with Verisign 
do not 
involve other parties that will be affected by these proposed changes in the 
registry 
contract, such as myself and the general public.  In essence the proposal to 
increase 
fees takes money from my pocket to settle ICANN's legal problems. I find this 
unacceptable.  

Overall the terms of the .COM registry contract should take into account the 
best 
interests of the general public and internet users.   In my opinion increasing 
these fees 
is not necessary and not in the best interests of the general public. These 
contract 
terms should not be associated with the ICANN vs Verisign legal battle and this 
proposal should not be accepted by the board if they are considering the 
interests of 
their overall constituents.

Thank you for your time.
Adam Strong


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