[comments-transfer] Consumers Need Protection from VeriSign
I am offering my comments to this committee in hopes that some strict measures can be taken to protect consumers from the unethical practices of a Registrar such as VeriSign, Inc. (Read below):
A RECENT E-MAIL TO MACROMEDIA, INC.
Please be advised that your Macromedia Flash Player 6 Security Warning pop up Window, offering a free download, is being used by VeriSign as a source of harassment, interfering with my Internet usage.
I have been experiencing this security warning pop up window frequently popping up, numerous times over the course of a minute's time, frequently since this summer. It was at that time that I contacted VeriSign for a domain name transfer because of a complaint I had with the company. Since that time this harassment tactic has been taking place.
I have filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission regarding this matter and will also alert ICANN, as well as the Department of Justice. I have had enough of this type of unethical business practices engaged in by this company.
The Security Warning Window pop-up includes the following info: Do you want to install and run the Macromedia Flash Player 6, a free download, the leading rich client for Internet content and applications across the broadest range of platforms signed on 7/31/02 8:43 am and Distributed by Macromedia, Inc. VeriSign Class 3 Code Signing 2001-4 CA.
Additionally, just to show you how aweful they are, please read a recent e-mail describing their latest tactics: