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Re: Verisign on Process
At 2:51 PM -0400 10/8/03, Dean Anderson wrote:
It is not a monopoly in its regiSTRAR function.On Wed, 8 Oct 2003, Howard C. Berkowitz wrote:>VeriSign's vice president for its registry service. Citing concerns >of proprietary information and competitive advantage, he added that >he didn't think he could guarantee any advance notice of similar >changes in the future. Gomes' position truly bothers me if a registry, given that it meets the formal definition of a technical monopoly, is planning around competitive advantage.This is incorrect. Verisign is not a monopoly. There are many registrars of .net and .com domain names which compete with Verisign. --Dean
It is a monopoly as regiSTRY of .net and .com. It couldn't have inserted the wildcards if it wasn't. Having control of the TLD servers makes you a monopoly for that TLD.