Issue is who/how .com is controled NOT who controls the net.
The issue is who controls .com, for how long, what they do with this public utility not who controls the internet or gas prices for that matter. Did you all crawl out from under the same rock? In this case Verisign gets perpetual power to do the following. Ability to add "services" such as SiteFinder. Which contrary to what they would like you to believe only benefits them financially. To the tune of billions of dollars a year and at additional cost to the very public which it suppose to serve. The pages will be filled with paid links if you don't understand the concept. Ability to add WLS/CLS. Which reagrdeless of how they want you to think is nothing but a monopoly of the expired domain market. Which again stands to make them hundreds of millions if not billions more revenue. Again at the cost of those it's suppose to be serving. There will be no first come first serve. It will be who has the bigger wallet. Ability to collect and sell traffic data. And in addition to all of those financial windfalls which are likely to be the largest known to mankind. They get to add a poultry 7% to domain sale so they can come up with more ideas of how to make money off of you the end user. If Verisign truely had the publics interest in mind and concerned with innovarion and stability of the internet over the stability in their VRSN stock price. Then may I ask why it took them so long to move to the rapid updating of the DNS when other registry operators were doing it looong before them. You would think with all of the cash rolling in and being the innovative, concerned folks that they are it would have been done BEFORE the others. Not the last to do it. If they have our best interest in mind then why are we seeing numbers like this every day. Is resistrars "tasting" hundreds of thousands if not millions of domains a day in the interest of the stability of the interenet or VRSN? Domain Counts Daily Changes (last 24hrs) Active New Deleted 45,217,849 936,391 283,772 .COM http://www.whois.sc/internet-statistics/ While you're at it if you will ask them why my registrar is allowed to keep names I let expired "in my name" and earn parking revenue from them. All of this in our best interest. If this deal goes through forget investing in the internet. Invest in VRSN. Lord knows their profits will rival that of all the oil companies combined. Sincerely, Mr. V. Blows __________________________________ Yahoo! Music Unlimited Access over 1 million songs. Try it free. http://music.yahoo.com/unlimited/