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    by verisignwatcher on Saturday July 27 2002, @09:37AM (#8116)
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    Many of us have received a large number of emails and calls since this comment was published this week asking for the verification that Verisign officials committed perjury in a trial and the federal judge overturned a jury verdict and ordered a new trial for the ex-Verisign employee as a result. That this happened was so incredibly stupid, and patently illegal, that no one who read it at first believed it was not a hoax.

    In fact, the editors of ICANNWATCH wrote to us and inferred that it was afraid to touch this story when it was submitted because, possibly of the fear that Verisign would sue them. We did not do the lying, Verisign did! Don't shoot us just for bringing the message. It remains to be seen if ICANN WATCH can write this story with the courage to disclose that the "major player" in the industry has been found to be a "perjurer". A fact that Verisign's many competitors have claimed, but until now had no proof!

    We don't care if there isn't one ICANN WATCH editor with the grit to write this as news, and place it in the lawsuits and decisions and the Verisign section of ICANN WATCH. ICANN WATCH readers will continue to raise those questions. The news for us stakeholders is out! In talking with employees in Dulles and Sterling, we learned that copies of Judge Lee's Opinion and Order were being passed around to local Verisign employees and, we understand, will be fully circulated by them throughout Verisign, so everyone will know the truth rather then receive another lying "all hands" statement.

    We understand that Verisign's competitors, ICANN, NTIA, The White House, Justice, and Congress staffers and Members have all received or will receive copies, as well as the mainstream financial and tech industry media. It is far past the time for Verisign's exclusive contract for "dot.com" be terminated based upon its widespread corporate abuses of its monopoly position, indifference, and claimed acts of misconduct, including the recent cases where Verisign was enjoined from continuing fraudulent practices just this year.

    Here is a primary covenant violation of the Verisign contract involving fraudulent conduct by named Verisign officials and Verisign managment employees, committing perjury and fabrication as determined in the written findings by a federal judge in a case pending in U.S. District Court. There are proofs in another case pending in the same court by another employee that implicated Stratton personally for his failure to protect that employee and the company from perjury! Even when given the chance to stop it, the highest ranking Verisign executive failed to act when he had a clear duty to do so after being informed. This is disgraceful.

    We also agreed to support and allow them to create for us a new website to follow all of the pending former employees lawsuits in the courts. With Verisign supervisors and senior management willing to lie to a jury, Verisign's employees know they had better start looking hard at what they are being asked to do so they don't end up going to jail too.

    Since Verisign and its lawyers insisted upon trashing our reputation by spending hundreds of thousands of dollars in advancing a false legal defense, and actually lying to a jury and the judge at trial to avoid losing a lawsuit that they know is truthful; its loyal employees, investors, partners, and customers ought to know about it. We urge the judge to put those Verisign defendants and Verisign employees in jail, and to take away the law licenses of those lawyers who participated or were duped by the Verisign officials and employees who did the lying and "supposedly" hid the truth from the lawyers. Someone ought to be going to jail for a long time.

    To keep track of all of these developments and to get a copy of the proof that Verisign committed perjury, as well as to follow the lawsuits filed by three former Verisign employees, visit us at:


    A personal copy of the judge's opinion can be downloaded at:


    Trevor Moore

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    by fnord (groy2kNO@SPAMyahoo.com) on Saturday July 27 2002, @10:30AM (#8117)
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    Bret Fausett's icann.blog covers the VeriSign/Johnson case here. His link to TuCows' Ross Wm. Rader's blog here also leads to a copy of the judgement. It is in .doc format. -g
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    by fnord (groy2kNO@SPAMyahoo.com) on Saturday July 27 2002, @12:38PM (#8118)
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    That ruling is a very interesting document, if it is a hoax it is quite elaborate. Some questions for TM or anyone else who might know. On the numbered page 8 mention is made of Michael Johnson's ICANN duties. What were those duties? Later in the document it is alleged that Michael Johnson was replaced by Bruce Beckwith. Is that factual? And wasn't it posts about this case to the NetSol domain policy list that led to it being shut down (and perhaps to its archives being removed)? -g
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