WHAT AN INTERESTING DEAL
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- Subject: WHAT AN INTERESTING DEAL
- From: "Kelz, Lili" <LKelz@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 21 Nov 2005 15:30:18 -0500
After all of the history between these two organizations, I think it is
interesting that they can collude to control the .COM gTLD while cutting
out the public and other registrars.
There should be a formal bid process to control the renewal of registry
services. Instead this secret Agreement allows VeriSign a perpetual
monopoly on .COM without any review process in place. This also allows
VeriSign to increase prices each year, also without a review. This also
allows ICANN a mechanism to increase it's budget without comment because
VeriSign can ratify these increases without agreement from the internet
This deal stinks for registrars and the public.