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  • To: <settlement-comments@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Subject: Settlement-comments
  • From: "Paulo Andrade" <paulo@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 24 Nov 2005 10:24:51 -0000

To Whom It May Concern:

        We are very sorry to hear the news about the proposed settlement
between ICANN and VeriSign. This sounds like a Cartel to me. I don't know
how this kind of deal is allowed in the competitive world. I don't know how
we can allow two monopolies to scratch each other's back, maximizing their
own profits and sacrificing consumers' benefits. Ultimately, it is consumers
who will pay for their "collaboration."

As a result, we propose:

*       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. 

Paulo Andrade
Bug Software LLC
8345 NW 66 ST #5606
Miami FL 33166
Phone Number : 1-(305) 748-4914

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