BulkRegister reacts to ICANN-VeriSign Settlement Approval
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- Subject: BulkRegister reacts to ICANN-VeriSign Settlement Approval
- From: "Kent Streeb" <kent@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 1 Mar 2006 11:11:18 -0800
Below is BulKRegister's reaction to ICANN's approval yesterday evening of its
agreement/settlement with VeriSign. If you would like to speak directly with
our executives about this highly important issue, feel free call (530/908.9225)
or email me. Thank you.
"We implore Congress to reject the ICANN-VeriSign settlement outright. Domain
prices for consumers should be going down, not up. An agreement on the .com
registry should be motivated by what's right for the entire Industry, not a
lawsuit and averting further litigation. VeriSign's lawsuit should not serve
as a negotiating chip that it can use to pressure ICANN into deal. VeriSign is
likely to net more than $3 billion from this agreement while consumers suffer
higher domain prices without any justification from VeriSign for the increases.
An additional affront is permitting VeriSign to automatically renew its
management of the .com registry in 2012 without any review or an open
competitive rebidding process -- something every other registrar must do --
which is anathema to a free market. This is a bad deal for consumers, and it
is unfair to registrars."
General Manager, BulkRegister
One of the oldest and largest registrars, BulkRegister (www.bulkregister.com)
was founded in 1999, is accredited by ICANN, and is the world's leading B2B
domain name registrar, offering wholesale prices and industry-leading customer
service to their enterprise members and extensive reseller network.
BulkRegister never competes with its members and does not advertise its
products to the retail community. BulkRegister provides a full suite of domain
name services, and secure portfolio management to a global network of over
35,000 members including Global 2000 businesses, resellers, not-for-profit
organizations, and legal professionals in the IP/trademark practice areas.
Thanks to an aggressive product development and release timeline, BulkRegister
ensures its reseller and corporate members have the necessary services to
increase and protect online revenue. BulkRegister provides all of its members
with the highest level of human customer support, response time guarantees and
automated management tools, allowing for greater efficiency and convenience.
BulkRegister can be reached at 10 East Baltimore Street, Baltimore MD, 21202,
by phone at 877-841-6827 or online at www.bulkregister.com.