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regarding the verisign monopoly of .com

  • To: <settlement-comments@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Subject: regarding the verisign monopoly of .com
  • From: "Clossen, Jared" <jcclossen@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 21 Nov 2005 15:56:54 -0500

I highly oppose to the agreement with VeriSign.  No one should be
allowed to have full control of one extension especially one as widely
used as .com.  That would be like Office Depot merging with Staples
(which was denied about 5 years ago), Wal-mart merging with Target.  If
this is allowed then the Microsoft split up should be reversed.
Monopolies are not allowed for a reason.  It involves too much power
over one market, in this case billions of websites and their customers.


Here are some other reasons:

*       The proposed .com renewal contract should be reworked to reflect
the Internet community's concerns. 
*       The gTLD namespaces are a public trust; no registry operator,
including VeriSign, should be given indefinite control over them,
especially one as important as .com. 
*       VeriSign's unilateral price increases that are not cost-based
and not subject to approval should not be allowed. 
*       All ICANN fees should continue to be approved by the Internet
*       Internet users should not have to pay an unreasonable "ICANN
Tax" or pay more for domain names just to increase VeriSign's profits. 

Thank you very much for your attention.

Jared Clossen

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