Re: [ga] If ICANN were to collapse...
Sotiris and all stakeholders or interested parties,
You make a good point here Sotiris. And your more than likely
right as well. But I would say that Verisign benefits more than
any either way. Verisign has a well entrenched customer
core, and frankly offers the best "Overall" services as it stands
now. All one has to do is review the Reegistry/Regisstrar
contracts with ICANN as well as the Divestiture of .ORG
and .NET agreement to understand that.
Sotiris Sotiropoulos wrote:
> Who would benefit the most?
> My opinion: Verisign.
> In Frank Herbert's sci-fi masterpiece "Dune", there is a
> line: "He who controls the spice, controls the Universe."
> "Spice" being a psychoactive natural organic chemical that
> occurs only on one planet in an Imperium of millions of
> solar systems. This substance "spice melange" heightens
> consciousness and extends life; it is the most precious
> substance in the Universe and it forms the very basis of
> interstellar transportation and communication, as well as
> Universal economy and commerce, similar to the Gold
> Standard. [or Domain Standard?] Yet, the spice involves a
> necessary lifelong addiction, and the price is controlled
> by the Emperor. COM, NET, ORG are the spice melange in the
> Internet Universe, and the single Verisign registry is a
> monopoly like that of the Padishah Emperor Shaddam IV over
> spice production in Herbert's Known Universe. We [domain
> owners and registrars alike] are at their mercy.
> [the above were just some musings for entertainment
> Sotiris Sotiropoulos
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> Toronto, Canada
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