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Re: [ga] Verisign Contract/policy

Your point is well taken Mr. Gomez, it is the exact party line when supporting
the allowance of a Monopoly. You have either chose to ignore the authority
which supports my positions or you are trying to obviscate by attacking my post
as emotional.

I would ask you to site one enabling document which supports Verisgns
controlling interest in the Registry and ancillary businesses.

The only thing that limits the GA, DNSO and the NC credibility has been your
company's ability to coopt the staff and BoD, into ignoring our consensus based
input.  It is just perfect that Verisign would attack an internetstakeholders
opinion as hurting the GA.  You and staff are in lockstep, at least that is
becoming open and transparent.

"Being the SOLE PROVIDER OF ESSENTIAL SERVICES has everything to do with
control. And everything to do with Policy.
Monopoly - "1 : exclusive ownership through legal privilege, command of supply,
                     concerted action.
I suggest Versign has accomplished this through concerted action.

I do appreciate your time spent in contributing to the GA understanding of the
problem.  Please read your own company's press release regarding the matter.
It somewhat conflicts with your position.


"Gomes, Chuck" wrote:

> Eric,
> I don't suppose there is a possibility that VeriSign offered the most
> reliable and responsive response to ARIN's needs?  Or maybe you think that
> they should have selected second best because the best choice was VeriSign?
> Finally, what does providing quality technical services have to do with
> control?
> In my opinion, this is the kind of emotional reaction that limits the GA's
> credibility and therefore the willingness of others to take it seriously.
> Chuck
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Eric Dierker [mailto:eric@hi-tek.com]
> Sent: Thursday, April 26, 2001 7:55 PM
> To: ga@dnso.org
> Subject: [ga] Verisign Contract/policy
> If any one questions whether it is right and good for us to look at
> thses contracts and respond accordingly and whether or not they are
> policy matters read this and weep.
> And do not knee jerk react without reading the entire article and
> reflecting on what is a conflict of interest and what is an illegal
> monopoly and what is required by the APA and the White Paper.
> "Mountain View, CA, April 25, 2001-VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSN), the
> leading
> provider of Internet trust services, today announced that the American
> Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN), the organization that administers
> and
> registers Internet Protocol (IP) numbers for North America, South
> America,
> the Caribbean, and sub-Saharan Africa, has selected VeriSign's Managed
> Services to ensure the reliability and robust query response of its DNS
> (Domain Name System) zone file information. VeriSign's Secondary Name
> Server
> Hosting, part of the company's suite of Managed DNS Services, will
> provide
> secondary name server support to ARIN's zones for inverse address
> mapping,
> which perform IP address-to-domain name resolution on the Internet."
> more info:  http://corporate.verisign.com/news/2001/pr_20010425b.html
> Verisign's control over the existing Internet structure is dangerous and
> ill advised from a public policy perspective.  Now they are
> getting/maintaining a certain amount of control over even the ccTLDs.
> Where is the GAC and DNSO in this matter?
> I have read much of the DoC documents regarding this matter, they are
> begging for a political cure to this mess.  They do not want to be
> experts in these matters they want to hear from the experts - the GA.
> They can only do what is right if we tell them what that is, and the
> only thing that is right is that the Internetstakeholders position on
> these matters takes precedence!
> Sincerely,
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