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VeriSign: profiting from name dropping
VeriSign's new domain name service would essentially allow it to charge twice for many premium domain names, despite pending lawsuits and federal legislative action that seeks to prevent it. Competition for already registered domain names is fierce and some customers could inadvertently pay for the rights to a domain name that is not due to expire for years to come.
VeriSign's Network Solutions subsidiary (NSI) has announced Next Registration Rights, a retail service that will leverage the Waiting List Service (WSL) wholesale offering that VeriSign plans to begin offering in October.
WLS is a method of letting users register an already-registered .com or .net domain name if it becomes available in future. The WLS will be available to all domain name registrars accredited by industry manager the Internet Corp for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), but NSI is the first to offer a retail version of it.
Details at: http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/6/32564.html