ICANN - Formal Complaint re Verisign

One thing I haven't seen mentioned in all this is the incredible business
monopolizing effect this move will have on the TLD's in question. It
dramatically shifts the domain playing field in Verisign's favor by pointing
millions of potential customers to their site(s) specifically, giving them
millions of dollars in free advertising eye-time over any of the competition
  
Jerry

Jerry Eyers wrote:

One thing I haven't seen mentioned in all this is the incredible business
monopolizing effect this move will have on the TLD's in question. It
dramatically shifts the domain playing field in Verisign's favor by pointing
millions of potential customers to their site(s) specifically, giving them
millions of dollars in free advertising eye-time over any of the competition

If I remember correctly, Verisign person stated in an interview that they estimate that
it will be worth up to $100M annually.

Pete

Date: Thu, 18 Sep 2003 00:50:18 +0300
From: Petri Helenius

If I remember correctly, Verisign person stated in an
interview that they estimate that it will be worth up to
$100M annually.

I'm willing to suffer that sort of burden to, uh, help make the
Internet a better place. Where do I sign up?

Eddy

So...what, if anything, has been heard along the lines
of feedback/defense/repartee/retort/explanation/spin
doctoring/screams of terror from Verisign under the
crushing weight of this solid ochlocratic beatdown?

Given the below, was wondering if anyone, conversely,
has heard any ardent professions on Verisign's part of
commercial or vendor agnosticism or assurances of this
being "for our own good?"

(Aside from the "Terms of Use" rhetoric on the sitefinder
page, that is...)

Honesty is the best policy, but insanity tends to be a
better defense. (Not sure where commercial motivation
falls in that regard...)

--ra

Last I checked, Verisign wasn't a 501(c). Draw your own conclusions.