I do not understand your "let's study
this" reaction to Verisign's abuse of the Internet in deploying it's
1. Verisign's holds a monopoly on .COM and .NET
domains; the vast majority of internet sites.
2. Verisign's SiteFinder "service" has broken
the Internet. There need be no further technical study of this
matter! Anti-spam tools are broken for all .com and .net addresses now
being valid according to DNS. With the problems spam is creating on
the Internet today it is an insult to every tax payer contributing to your
salaries that you do nothing to stop this abuse. Your "let's study this"
approach insinuates ICANN is a sell-out to Verisign and has no real interest in
performing its job in governing the Internet for all people.
3. Verisign is an unscrupulous company whose
attitude alone should be cause for ICANN to fire the company and replace it with
another to run the .COM and .NET registries. In addition to not informing
the Internet community of their intentions with SiteFinder, they have a track
record of other unscrupulous activity including their attempts to get people to
pay twice for their domain registrations by spamming people (including those who
registered with other registrars) with notices that they must renew their domain
registrations. The company I work for fell for this and Verisign
still refuses to refund our money.
4. Where is the balance in taxpayers paying ICANN
and Verisign to manage the .NET and .COM registries and Verisign leveraging that
power to make additional money in search listing placement from
SiteFinder? Verisign should be refunding the money it makes on SiteFinder
to we the people who are paying for their "service". Verisign is not
paying us for the right to service the .COM and.NET domains. We are paying
them. They can't have it both ways. Even the most ignorant person
can recognize this imbalance.
If you are worried about being fair with all other
registrars just make it policy that wildcards are not allowed for all root
domains. That ends the only argument that Verisign holds over
At this point I believe it is in the best interest
of the Internet for ICANN to be dissolved and the U.S. government to find a
replacement for it as it is clear that ICANN is incapable of doing its
Next week I will begin a campaign for ICANN's
removal if this problem is not immediately resolved by ICANN on
It seems that ICANN has forgotten that the world is
what we make it and have fallen prey to the sins of power, money, and