Bad Business Decision
To Whom It May Concern, I am writting to you in total disapproval of the decision between ICANN and Verisign. Clearly you are scraching each other's back and as far as I can see this is a monoploy behind the doors in which the public is going to have to pay for. This is unacceptable and looks unlawful. Below are a list of suggestions and expectation that I have as a Internet consumer. The proposed .com renewal contract should be reworked to reflect the Internet communityâs 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. This is a monopoly and I will make sure people understand this.VeriSignâs 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 community. Internet users should not have to pay an unreasonable âICANN Taxâ or pay more for domain names just to increase VeriSignâs profits. With the recent investigations into coroprate issues I don't feel that this instills trust in the public. I hope you hear this and don't just blow it off. This is your consumer speaking.