INDIANNIC : SETTLEMENT COMMENTS
hi we are a small company in India, hosting around 11 dedicated servers since 1998 most domains are naturally .com domains. we have booked domains in the begining at 35 usd per year and as years passed in the begining a cost of 35 usd may possibly be justified since internet was still young and the numbers small, competition very low causing the costs to be high however today when practically the business is booming globally and internet presence is increasing by leaps and bounds the costs should be actually be coming down by 7 percent every year rather than increasing. domain names are just a virtual entry and does not need any tangible material to manufacture. ICANN MEMBERS please see your website http://icann.org/new.html ############## What is ICANN? As a private-public partnership, ICANN is dedicated to preserving the operational stability of the Internet; to promoting competition; to achieving broad representation of global Internet communities; and to developing policy appropriate to its mission through bottom-up, consensus-based processes. ############## the proposed agreement will completely violate ICANN's own definition of itself a) ICANN is dedicated to preserving the operational stability of the Internet; >>>>> by giving monopoly to verisign to increase unilaterally the prices will cause a lot of instability b) to promoting competition; c) to achieving broad representation of global Internet communities >>>>>>> the above are clearly violated by the agreement. b) to developing policy appropriate to its mission through bottom-up, consensus-based processes. >>>>>>>>>> concensus based processess .... means concensus of the entire internet community not just verisign and its stock holders it is not that i cannot afford or my clients cannot afford to pay 20 usd per domain in 7 years time --- but the point is that why should we let a bunch of selfish people be allowed to fleece the rest of the world through white-collared extortion. If verisign finds that it is not able to handle the registry then let it give it up. there are a lot many more people globally who can handle the same in a far better way We register our strong protest against this proposed sigining of agreeement between verisgin and ICANN which seems to be solely intended to enrich a few selfish individuals at the cost of the rest of global internet community. Regards Rajesh Mahadevan Indian Network Information Centre +91-22-27693138 +91-22-30981070 Mobile : +91-9821057134 -- This message has been scanned for viruses and dangerous content and is believed to be clean.