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    The ICANN Community Has ICANN's Script Written
    by Anonymous on Wednesday October 26 2005, @12:16PM (#16358)
    The new .com registry agreement allows VeriSign to
    icrease their fees by 7% per annum.

    2006 -- $6.00
    2007 -- $6.42
    2008 -- $6.87
    2009 -- $7.35
    2010 -- $7.86
    2011 -- $8.42
    2012 -- $9.00

    Over seven years the fees will have increased by 50%.
    Registrars will pass along the fee increase to
    registrants using standard markup considerations. A
    $35 .com domain will come to be marketed at over $50
    within the coming years.

    Too bad for us. We still have no one representing our
    registrant interests within ICANN. One can only
    expect the inevitable:

    Whereas, ICANN staff has spent several months engaged
    in discussions with VeriSign concerning appropriate
    revisions that could be made to the .com agreement.

    Whereas, results of the negotiations have been posted
    to the ICANN website.

    Whereas, these discussions have led to a proposed
    agreement between VeriSign and ICANN on a new .com
    Registry Agreement, as posted on the ICANN website for
    public comment.

    Whereas, a public comment forum on the proposed
    amendment was opened on... and closed on... 2005.

    Whereas, the Board has reviewed and considered the
    comments that were submitted to the public comment

    Whereas, the Board has determined that entering the
    proposed amendment would be in the best interests of
    ICANN and the Internet community.

    Resolved (05.___) the Board authorizes the President
    and the General Counsel to enter the proposed .com
    Registry Agreement, and to take such actions as
    appropriate to implement the agreement.
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