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ICANN's lawyer's must realize that in any deal with Verisignthey
will lose (or more precisely, we, the people whom they are supposed to represent,
lose out). If they are good lawyers,they should have the humility and professional
pride to admitthat they simply are not armed for such a battle.
all the data. ICANN barely has access to whateverinformation Verisign cares to
release. Verisign combines an overhelming amount of macchiavellian expertise
alongwith the best available market knowledge of three activities - domain
registry, domain registrar and certificate authority.
It is most disturbing to
read ICANN's justification for theproposed revised agreement. It looks as if
they had been writtenby Verisign. ICANN staff does not seem to analyse what is
behindthe market share figures presented to them by Verisign. They do not
seem to wonder why NSIregistrar's net new registrationsfigures vary so wildly.
Before accepting Verisign's figures,ICANN should have Verisign's and NSIregistrar's
log files audited, and it should extract the data of its own choice rather
than accepting to be spoon-fed by Verisign.