Merit Network
Can't find what you're looking for? Search the Mail Archives.
  About Merit   Services   Network   Resources & Support   Network Research   News   Events   Home

Discussion Communities: Merit Network Email List Archives

North American Network Operators Group

Date Prev | Date Next | Date Index | Thread Index | Author Index | Historical

FWD: FC: Verisign reportedly sending deceptive domain registrationbills (fwd)

  • From: brett watson
  • Date: Mon Mar 25 10:52:06 2002

in case anyone has experienced this and wants to complain...


---------- Forwarded Message ----------
Date: Monday, March 25, 2002 12:57 AM -0500
From: Declan McCullagh <declan@well.com>
To: politech@politechbot.com
Subject: FC: Verisign reportedly sending deceptive domain registration bills

---

Date: Fri, 22 Mar 2002 19:26:15 -0500
To: declan@well.com
From: Peter Wayner <pcw@flyzone.com>
Subject: Fwd: A WARNING TO OUR CUSTOMERS

[Another scandal mixing spam, the DNS tables and ICANN.--Peter]


Date: 23 Mar 2002 00:07:10 -0000
To: pcw@flyzone.com
From: service@godaddy.com
Subject: A WARNING TO OUR CUSTOMERS

Please be aware that Verisign, Inc. (formerly Network Solutions) is
sending via the US Mail, what we believe to be deceptive and predatory
domain expiration notices.
The purpose behind these notices is to get the unsuspecting customer to
transfer to and renew their domain name(s) with Verisign Inc. at
significantly higher prices.

The domain expiration notices are designed so that it is not obvious
that  the notices are from Verisign, Inc. as opposed to Go Daddy
Software. To  see a copy of one of these deceptive expiration notices,
please go to the  following URL:
http://www.godaddy.com/gdshop/private_vsrn.asp?display=letter.

Those customers who fall prey to the Verisign, Inc. scheme will have
their  domain name(s) renewed at a price more than 3 times higher than
would be  the case if they renewed with Go Daddy Software.

For a .com, .net or .org domain name renewal, the victimized customer
would pay $29.00 to Verisign, Inc. instead of the $8.95 charged by Go
Daddy Software.
Those customers who fall prey to this scheme, will not receive any
better  service or value.  They will however be tricked out of $20.05
per domain name.

Renewal notices from Go Daddy Software are sent via email, and always
mention the Go Daddy name.  You can be sure that any communications you
receive concerning your domain name that do not explicitly and obviously
display the Go Daddy name are not from Go Daddy Software.

If you believe, as we do, that this practice of Verisign Inc. is
misleading, predatory and improper, we invite you to make your feelings
known by writing to ICANN (who is the governing body for all Registrarís
and Registries) and to Verisign Registry.  Email links for both are
provided below.

Sincerely,

Bob Parsons, President
Go Daddy Software, Inc.

ICANN Registrar Complaint Form (hosted at InterNIC)
http://www.internic.net/cgi/registrars/problem-report.cgi

VeriSign Registry Customer Service
info@verisign-grs.com
Phone: 703-948-3200



-------------------------------------------------------------------------
POLITECH -- Declan McCullagh's politics and technology mailing list
You may redistribute this message freely if you include this notice.
Declan McCullagh's photographs are at http://www.mccullagh.org/
To subscribe to Politech: http://www.politechbot.com/info/subscribe.html
This message is archived at http://www.politechbot.com/
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Politech dinner in SF on 4/16: http://www.politechbot.com/events/cfp2002/
-------------------------------------------------------------------------

---------- End Forwarded Message ----------

--- Begin Message ---
---

Date: Fri, 22 Mar 2002 19:26:15 -0500
To: declan@well.com
From: Peter Wayner <pcw@flyzone.com>
Subject: Fwd: A WARNING TO OUR CUSTOMERS

[Another scandal mixing spam, the DNS tables and ICANN.--Peter]


Date: 23 Mar 2002 00:07:10 -0000
To: pcw@flyzone.com
From: service@godaddy.com
Subject: A WARNING TO OUR CUSTOMERS

Please be aware that Verisign, Inc. (formerly Network Solutions) is sending via the US Mail, what we believe to be deceptive and predatory domain expiration notices.
The purpose behind these notices is to get the unsuspecting customer to transfer to and renew their domain name(s) with Verisign Inc. at significantly higher prices.

The domain expiration notices are designed so that it is not obvious that the notices are from Verisign, Inc. as opposed to Go Daddy Software. To see a copy of one of these deceptive expiration notices, please go to the following URL: http://www.godaddy.com/gdshop/private_vsrn.asp?display=letter.

Those customers who fall prey to the Verisign, Inc. scheme will have their domain name(s) renewed at a price more than 3 times higher than would be the case if they renewed with Go Daddy Software.

For a .com, .net or .org domain name renewal, the victimized customer would pay $29.00 to Verisign, Inc. instead of the $8.95 charged by Go Daddy Software.
Those customers who fall prey to this scheme, will not receive any better service or value. They will however be tricked out of $20.05 per domain name.

Renewal notices from Go Daddy Software are sent via email, and always mention the Go Daddy name. You can be sure that any communications you receive concerning your domain name that do not explicitly and obviously display the Go Daddy name are not from Go Daddy Software.

If you believe, as we do, that this practice of Verisign Inc. is misleading, predatory and improper, we invite you to make your feelings known by writing to ICANN (who is the governing body for all Registrarís and Registries) and to Verisign Registry. Email links for both are provided below.

Sincerely,

Bob Parsons, President
Go Daddy Software, Inc.

ICANN Registrar Complaint Form (hosted at InterNIC)
http://www.internic.net/cgi/registrars/problem-report.cgi

VeriSign Registry Customer Service
info@verisign-grs.com
Phone: 703-948-3200



-------------------------------------------------------------------------
POLITECH -- Declan McCullagh's politics and technology mailing list
You may redistribute this message freely if you include this notice.
Declan McCullagh's photographs are at http://www.mccullagh.org/
To subscribe to Politech: http://www.politechbot.com/info/subscribe.html
This message is archived at http://www.politechbot.com/
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Politech dinner in SF on 4/16: http://www.politechbot.com/events/cfp2002/
-------------------------------------------------------------------------

--- End Message ---



Discussion Communities


About Merit | Services | Network | Resources & Support | Network Research
News | Events | Contact | Site Map | Merit Network Home


Merit Network, Inc.