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RE: Lawsuit on ICANN (was: Re: A few words on VeriSign's sitefinder)

  • From: Mark Jeftovic
  • Date: Fri Feb 27 08:25:33 2004

On Fri, 27 Feb 2004, Stephen J. Wilcox wrote:
> Verisign is really two entities wrt .com/net - it is the registry and the
> registrar. As a registrar it occupies the same position as the many other
> registrars.. tucows, melbourne, joker etc .. as a registry it occupies a
> privileged position in that it is the only entity responsible for managing and
> maintaining the gtld servers and zonefiles.

Verisign sold off NetSol to Pivotal Private Equity last year for 100
million, which takes them out of the registrar space and leaves them
as the registry.


Mark Jeftovic <[email protected]>
Co-founder, easyDNS Technologies Inc.
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