Together, these agreements meet the commitments made by ICANN and Verisign in 2016 when they amended the .COM RA. The new concepts, which can now be commented on publicly, will enhance the security, stability and security of the D.D.A.; Provide limited and transparent price flexibility for .COM registration services; and to standardize the .COM will integrate certain technical and reporting obligations on the basis of conditions into other registration agreements between ICANN and operators of other TLDs. Each time a registry operator has been subject to competition for a registration contract, prices are lower. In 2005, for example, Verisign faced a competition for the .net registration agreement. In order to ensure that their position as a .net registry operator, Verisign was forced to make an offer that was 30% lower than its current registration price under the previous contract. Richard Kirkendall, CEO of Namecheap, an iCANN-based accredited domain name registrar based in Los Angeles, sent an email Monday to his dot-com clients and referred to a letter that strongly opposed the new agreement jointly announced by ICANN and VeriSign on January 3. At the same time, ICANN is considering a proposed agreement that ICANN`s VeriSign, based in Playa Vista, California, should pay $20 million over five years, starting in January, to “support ICANN`s initiatives to preserve and improve the safety, stability and security of the DNS (Domain Server Name),” ICANN said. It is not clear how the money would be used or why it is needed. In other domain name negotiations with ICANN, Verisign exchanged the .org TLD in exchange for other rights to .com. In mid-2005, when Verisigns ended up operating TLD .net, Verisign and five other companies were made available.
Verisign has been supported by well-known IT companies such as Microsoft, IBM, Sun Microsystems and MCI. On June 8, 2005, ICANN announced that Verisign had been authorized to operate .net until 2011.  These agreements have an assumed right of renewal that encourages registration operators to invest in critical internet infrastructure. Verisign was then approved for the operation of the .net register until 2017.  ICANN and Verisign have already negotiated the price of .com registrations until 2024 and there is no valid reason for ICANN to agree to change the prices more than four years earlier. The only explanation for ICANN`s agreement is the $20 million it will receive for failing its stakeholder duty in a secret agreement it negotiated with Verisign.