[comments-deletes] no WLS Verisign/SnapNames
Title: no WLS Verisign/SnapNames
To Whom It May Concern
I am writing to oppose WLS/Versign. I am a consumer owning many domain names and am a web developer/hosting company that secures domains on a regular basis for clients. Having dealt with VeriSign for the last 4 years I am very familiar with their business practices and customer service. Verisign is a company that has not been responsive to customer's needs and has not successfully dealt with domain transfer issues in a timely or businesslike manner. On top of these poor business ethics, their pricing is considerably higher than most others in the industry. This facts spell MONOPOLY, and ICANN should not in fair business practice allow the WLS proposal to go through.
I am opposed to WLS for the following reasons:
Customers currently have a choice of providers and service offerings. WLS will force customers
In response to Verisign's poor service i.e.: excessive phone wait times, non-responsive tech support, exorbitant fees and wait times, my clients and myself have chosen to use Registrars that provide timely service and are responsive to our needs. This would be eliminated with Versign's current proposal, once again, we would be held hostage by an unacceptable level of product/service.
Restricting our choice of vendor and service only benefits the
Today, the wholesale cost of a domain name is $6, but the proposed
It seems that the majority of the proposed cost is profit for
There is no guaranty that I will be able to get a WLS on even my own
Healthy "competition" is what America is all about and
WLS will replace a competitive market served by many and damage those
Testing WLS will really be a test to see how many of the current
In my view, the test is nothing more that a ploy to gain monopoly
WLS is calculated to be anti-competitive, in more ways than just the
Frankly, the proposed provider doesn't have the best reputation
This is the same corporation which does not honor the standard
Under the WLS proposal there is no incentive for the monopoly provider
Monopolies, even when regulated, have proven time and again to be
ICANN's mission was to break up monopoly and promote
The only real benefactors of WLS will be the monopoly provider and its
WLS should be denied for all of the reasons stated above.