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VeriSign the Judo Master

  • To: "com-renewal@xxxxxxxxx" <com-renewal@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Subject: VeriSign the Judo Master
  • From: Chaz Morningstar <chazmorningstar@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 25 Apr 2012 15:29:17 -0700 (PDT)

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In a maneuver worthy of a Judo master, Verisign used ICANN’s
effort to rein it in against ICANN. Verisign used its lawsuit against ICANN as
leverage to obtain a perpetual monopoly on the .com registry that allowed
windfall monopoly profits from the start, as well as further price increases,
because hundreds of millions of dollars in annual excess profits wasn’t

As Ross Rader of Tucows put it:
 "VeriSign successfully leveraged the litigation into a
complete renegotiation of its contract with ICANN staff who seemingly played
right along to avoid further litigation."

Chaz Morningstar
Affiliate Marketer

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