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    by GeorgeK on Friday October 03 2003, @12:27PM (#12384)
    User #3191 Info | http://www.kirikos.com/

    Verisign likes to intentionally confuse issues, by using the language of free enterprise and "innovation", when they're simply an abusive monopolist. George Orwell would be proud of their mastery over "double-speak", although it doesn't fool most people (just a few politicians, once in a while). If they want to truly "innovate", they can do so like everyone else, by not leveraging their existing monopoly.

    Introduce better SSL certs or something...oops, Geotrust is taking share.

    Introduce better domain registration services....oops, every registrar is kicking their butt in that space too.

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    by cambler (chris@ambler.net) on Friday October 03 2003, @12:31PM (#12385)
    User #36 Info | http://onthenet.ambler.net/
    Introduce many more REGISTRIES so that there is true competition in the space. Verisign has done a fantastic job in slowing the introduction of new TLDs to a crawl, and in ensuring that those that have been introduces are hobbled, at best.

    The only TLD introduced that had a chance at competition (.info), Verisign took a piece of, just in case.

    You want to throw some fear into Verisign? Let's get IOD's .Web in the roots to compete, along with 20 other new TLDs.

    Verisign is fond of holding out the "innovation" card. Let's see how they deal with innovation from new competitors in the registry market.

    Ambler On The Net [ambler.net]

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