Verisign should start to notify Domain Owners
that 50 to 75 Registrars have indicated they
will likely go out of business.
Verisign should also set up a New Service to
allow people to register directly with Verisign,
on a name-by-name-basis for .COM and .NET names.
Some large companies are actually becoming
Registrars simply to manage their private
collection of names. They have no retail
operations. Verisign could make this easier,
and lower cost for all .COM and .NET owners.
A new group of Verisign Premium Service Agents
could be developed to act as agents for the
new service. Prior to ICANN, Verisign (NSI)
was in the process of developing a network of
partner companies to be what are effectively
called Registrars. Verisign could resume that
plan, without needing ICANN.
Resellers would likely step up and join the
Verisign program, especially if the barrier
to entry is low. They would simply be agents.
Verisign would create, what some call, a
"Thick Registry" for .COM and .NET.
Domain Name owners of the Registrars going out
of business could be directed to this new
team of professionals, backed by the Registry.
The out-to-lunch ICANN would not be involved.