RE: [ga] Re: VeriSign Proposal a Done Deal??
The fact is that this service offered at the registrar level can never
be as effective as the same service would be at the registry level. So
if you want the best service for the ultimate customers, it must be done
at the registry level. The alternative is an inferior service for the
> -----Original Message-----
> From: DPF [mailto:email@example.com]
> Sent: Friday, January 04, 2002 9:39 PM
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re: [ga] Re: VeriSign Proposal a Done Deal??
> On Fri, 4 Jan 2002 18:36:06 -0500, "Ross Wm. Rader" <email@example.com>
> >> Could it be that the deal is really already done and the
> proposal is just
> >> distraction? Draw your own conclusion after reading this
> exciting press
> >> release from VeriSign:
> >> http://corporate.verisign.com/news/2002/pr_20020104.html
> >Not if the registrars have anything to do with it. The
> proposal is neither
> >comprehensive enough, nor focused enough for anyone to
> endorse it at this
> >More info here:
> >I would also like to hear more from all of you concerning
> what you think
> >about the NSI proposal - feel free to continue with the
> discussion here or
> >within the ICANN General Assembly mailing list as you see fit.
> I don't disagree much with the points you make in the URL above.
> The registry side of a TLD has to be a monopoly - we can not avoid
> that. However I believe one should try to minimise the role of the
> registry and have as much as possible dealt with at registrar level
> where there is competition. Ideally the registry should only be
> focused on one thing - providing a reliable service to registrars (and
> upholding its contractual obligations of course).
> The Verisign proposal IMO muddies the role of the registry and I can
> see little of benefit for the wider internet community (especially at
> the outrageous price level suggested). However I welcome input from
> Verisign as to what benefits they see this bringing.
> ICQ 29964527
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