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Recommendation to Approve DOC-ICANN-NSI Agreement
To Whom It May Concern:
I am of the opinion that the interim board of ICANN should approve (as is)
the agreement reached today between the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC),
the Internet Corporation for the Assignment of Names and Number (ICANN),
and Network Solutions (NSI).
The agreement, I believe, is as near perfect for the Internet community, as
is attainable. The only qualms I have is I believe the $6.00 registry fee
charged to registrars per domain name annually. I believe that is
excessive. And I believe that the agreement to give NSI the registry
function for .COM, .NET, and .ORG for 8 years (4 year with a possible 4
year extension) is excessive.
These not withstanding (both are remediable in the long term), I give a
full vote of confidence for todays agreements.