[Dshield] VP of VeriSign begs to "innovate" and calls the talented people who run the internet a "vocal minority"

Bjorn Stromberg bjorn at thechemistrylab.com
Tue Oct 7 17:25:24 GMT 2003

Innovation and the Internet - by Mark McLaughlin, senior vice president and
deputy general manager of VeriSign's Naming and Directory Services Division


>From the article:
"ICANN appears to have bought into claims that the Internet has broken or
will break. Anyone who has used it in the last three weeks knows that claim
to be false. More likely, ICANN caved under the pressure from some in the
Internet community for whom this is a technology-religion issue about
whether the Internet should be used for these purposes.

For this vocal minority, resentment lingers at the very fact that the
Internet is used for commercial purpose, which ignores the fact that it's a
critical part of our economy."

They go on to claim that they basically saved the internet when the root
servers were DDoS'd quite a while back.

While VeriSign talks about "innovation" I want to know where is their
innovative customer service? where is their innovative pricing? They've
shown what their brand of innovation is, using their position of power to
bully the competition, abuse their customers, and weaken the infrastructure
of the internet for their own personal commercial gain.

Bjorn Stromberg

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