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Re: [ga] Re: VeriSign Proposal a Done Deal??

On Fri, 4 Jan 2002 18:36:06 -0500, "Ross Wm. Rader" <ross@tucows.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.

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