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Saturday, February 04, 2006
Gaetano on the .com price hike
In a post to the ALAC discussion list, former DNSO General Assembly Chair and current ALAC liaison to the ICANN Board Roberto Gaetano comments on the proposed VeriSign .com price hike:
"There's one point that I find specifically problematic, and I raised also this issue to the Board. To say that 2 times out of 6 they have to motivate the raise of price simply means to me that the other 4 times out of 6 the raise is unmotivated (and therefore should not be allowed in first place). Or is the raise motivated economically by the fact that Verisign cannot pass down the line the ICANN fees, and recovers them through a raise? I think we (ALAC) should think and elaborate on this aspect, because it impacts the individual users' interests."