[ga] Verisign Agreement Adopted (fwd)

Roeland Meyer rmeyer at mhsc.com
Tue Apr 3 07:57:45 UTC 2001

> From: Steve Sobol [mailto:sjsobol at NorthShoreTechnologies.net]
> Sent: Tuesday, April 03, 2001 12:12 AM
> Patrick Greenwell wrote:
> > For those of you not following this, the following decision means
> > effectively NSI has been regranted a registry monopoly over 
> .com (they
> > spin out .net and .org) and they do not have to split the registry
> > operation from the registrar operation.
> ?!
> uhhh, so what happens to all the alternative dotcom registrars?
> I mean, is ICANN asking to be hauled into court or what?

Nothing of the sort. It simply means that the NSI registrar can continue
as-is. The prior agreement would have forced NSI to divest of either the
registrar or the registry. Now, they get to keep both but have to divest
themselves of ORG and NET registries. BTW, their are legitimate COM/NET/ORG
registrars. They are legitimate re-sellers. If you are speaking towards the
independent inclusive TLD registries, that remains status quo, as well.

What this will mean is that someone has to deploy ORG and NET registries.
How much you wanna bet that ICANN contracts NSI to do so?

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