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ICANN, Verisign Reach Proposed Settlement- This is wrong

  • To: <cgutierrez@xxxxxxx>, <settlement-comments@xxxxxxxxx>, <mgallagher@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Subject: ICANN, Verisign Reach Proposed Settlement- This is wrong
  • From: "Joseph Treglia" <jvtregli@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 27 Nov 2005 10:29:16 -0500

I recommend that the current proposed settlement be redrafted as the key
provisions below are not acceptable. 

* The proposal allows Verisign to increase the price of .com domain names by
7% each year. Currently, prices are capped.

* The proposal doubles the fees that accredited registrars must pay to

* The cancellation terms would be difficult to implement. Therefore,
Verisign will essentially gain perpetual control of the .com registry. This
effectively eliminates all incentive for Verisign to improve quality of

The internet should continue to be open as possible.

Joe Treglia

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