Dismiss Notice
Welcome to Our Community
Wanting to join the rest of our members? Feel free to sign up today.

ICANN and Verising stitching uo .com?

Discussion in 'Domains' started by temi, Nov 26, 2005.

  1. temi

    temi Facilitator Webmaster

    I have received two emails from registrars I used to register .com domains about a proposed settlement between ICANN and Verisign, it not potentially good for .com domain owners, full info about the proposed settlement is detailed in the message below which I received from Tucows:

    1. ICANN, Verisign Reach Proposed Settlement

    ICANN and Verisign recently announced a proposed settlement of their
    pending litigation. We believe that the current terms of this
    settlement will have a direct and negative impact on your business
    and your customers. We think you should be aware of the details and
    make your views known to all of the organizations that can stop this
    decision: ICANN, the United States Department of Commerce, the
    United States National Telecommunications Infrastructure
    Administration in addition to your local government representatives
    and agencies.

    Key Points:

    * 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 service.

    The entire settlement documents are posted online at:

    This settlement agreement may be signed very soon unless the ICANN
    Board of Directors hears otherwise from the internet community. We
    strongly recommend that you make your voice heard.

    Your comments should be sent to each of:

    o ICANN: settlement-comments@icann.org
    o US Department of Commerce Secretary, Carlos Guterriez:
    o US NTIA, Assistant Secretary: mgallagher@ntia.doc.gov

    Citizens of all countries should consider making your views known to
    your national governments and agencies as well.

    Please keep the following guidelines in mind when sending your

    * State the name of your company, specify how long you have been in
    business, what region you are located in and how many registrants you

    * Specify how the negative aspects of this proposal will affect your

    * You can review comments made by other stakeholders before
    sending in your own at

    Feel free to forward a similar message to your customers, and urge
    them to individually post comments as to how this would impact them.

    Thanks for your support. If you have any questions about the proposed
    settlement, please do not hesitate to contact me directly.


Featured Resources (View All)

Share This Page