The battle for .com

The battle for .com
This article from CIOL asks that with Verisign controlling the .com domain until 2012, is this the end of the battle with critics crying foul over the deal? The article discussed the Site Finder service VeriSign offered, with the resulting agreement that VeriSign would drop all challenges to ICANN “in exchange for the right to increase pricing on .com domains”. The proposed settlement, which defined a process for the introduction of new registry services in the .com registry. The settlement was controversial with business alleging the creation of a monopoly and price fixing. In February 2006 the settlement was revised and limits on price increases were introduced and .com was left with VeriSign till 2012. The Coalition for Icann Transparency filed 2 lawsuits against VeriSign and is targetting ICANN.
http://ciol.com/content/news/2006/106121105.asp

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