[photo] Mark Jeftovic

easyDNS CEO, Career Contrarian & AntiGuru

Tag Archives: Verisign

Austerity is for Suckers as Verisign Locks Up .COM

“2. ICANN OBLIGATIONS.
2.3.2 not unreasonably restrain competition and, to the extent feasible, promote and encourage robust competition;”
                              – ICANN Registrar Accreditation Agreement”

While the rest of the world faces austerity measures, governments and people are being told to tighten their belts and make do with less. The tech sector’s lot in life is usually in line with this, facing increased competition and falling pricing power. Not so for Verisign, who will soon have it’s contract to manage the .COM registry rubber-stamped by ICANN… Read the rest, locking in an annual 7% price hike into the base cost of .com domains.

How SOPA Will Destroy The Internet

As you read this, please keep in mind that I say it all with a track record of nearly 14 years of being proactive and having a zero-tolerance policy towards criminal activity and network abuse on our system. We have great relationships with Law Enforcement Agencies both here in Canada and abroad. We are always helpful and (usually) happy to answer questions, and help LEA understand the complexities and nuances of the internet. We've had the good fortune to meet some really intelligent and clued in cybercrime units. We participate in numerous communities in combating .net abuse and cybercrime.

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Verisign domain takedown proposal very worrisome.

Under a proposed Verisign initiative, all .COM/.NET domains exist at the pleasure of the United States government.

Verisign just released an overview of their proposed "Anti-Abuse Domain Use Policy" Under ICANN's Registry Services Evaluation Process. The program's chief aim is to provide a takedown mechanism of malicious websites distributing malware. In itself, not a bad thing, considering some registrars are unresponsive toward abuse or network stability issues.

However, lumped in with the conditions under which Verisign can invoke their takedown capabilities are some troubling "add ons", as quoted below:

"The new anti-abuse policy, would be implemented though a

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