Just read about the Trusted Notifier Program for #TLDs, as an alternative to #SOPA. Here's a post in the middle of the conversation: http://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/blog/2017/03/response-paul-vixie’s-notice-takedown-borders-and-scale
The last 6-year term required no price increases. We need to make sure new contracts don't spike .com fees (all TLDs will follow suit), or be sure prices don't go up just to pay stock dividends.
Wikipedia says Verisign got the contract for the ".net" TLD until 2017... What happened then? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.net OK, still Verisign: https://www.verisign.com/en_US/domain-names/net-domain-names/index.xhtml I still want the story.