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Username: gessel
Date/Time: Thu, March 1, 2001 at 9:31 PM GMT
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Subject: Unfair, unjust, wrong.


No single company should have control of .com, especially, nor .net, nor any of the historic TLDs.  Verisign, in particular, should not have control of the registry and their registrar business.  It's anti competitive and there's no technical justification for granting a monopoly. 

Further, as owner of a .org, I will sue if you attempt to hijack my domain.  I will sell it back to you for reassignment if you're interested: $100,000,000 is adequate.

This is not as absurd as it sounds: legal precedent has granted domain names valuation, and any existing organization which met the older standards for .org, and now fails to meet those standards and is booted is likely to have an extremely difficult time finding a .com or other TLD that's even remotely close to their original one.  Who will compensate them for the cost of buying a similar, acceptable TLD?  Who will compensate them for the cost of informing all interested parties of the new TLD, the costs of re-identifying themselves?

David Gessel

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