[wildcard-comments] Verisign's actions
I strongly encourage ICANN to view Verisign's actions for what they really are: a monopoly directly defying ICANN's authority over the .com/.net domains, and a company driven by marketing, outside professional IT world be damned. My company has ceased all business relations with Verisign due to their inept registrations of our domains. All of our certs have been switched to non-Verisign companies. We've ceased all relations with that company and have not looked back. We've also implemented the ISC Bind patches to enforce a delegation-only status on the .com and .net domains. Verisign's actions breach the trust of the Internet members that rely on the basic services Verisign has a contract to provide. Verisign's repeated indifference to the sanctity and reliabilty of the Internet is more than enough reason for their customers to drop Verisign services in a mass exodus. I believe it is more than enough justification to terminate their contract and award it to a non-profit "trustworthy" institution. I strongly recommend that course of action. Marketing can not be allowed to drive a major change to DNS infrastructure. Sincerely, Justin Shore -- "They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." Benjamin Franklin, Historical Review of Pennsylvania, 1759.