ICANN Draws A Line In The Sand For VeriSign
from the about-time dept
Jon writes "ICANN has decided not to wait for the meeting on October 7th and have issued VeriSign an ultimatum. VeriSign is to shut down SiteFinder and restore the .com and .net registries by 6:00 pm PDT on October 4th, or else. The next 36 hours could be very interesting." Looks like someone finally woke up and read all those articles saying "well, this shows just how little power ICANN really has" and felt offended. It certainly took them long enough to get around to this. At first it was, "this is bad, you should stop." Now there's the "no, really, this time we mean it." Next time will they really, really mean it? It will be interesting to see whether or not VeriSign backs down, or if ICANN actually has to take this to court. UPDATE: VeriSign has caved, though, they're not happy about it.