Last week Dan Gillmor talked about Verisign’s monopoly wishes, stating:
This deal would be great for VeriSign, but terrible for the marketplace. It would consolidate one company’s control over an essential part of the Internet infrastructure.
Is the sky falling? I don’t think so. This sounds a whole lot like before GeoTrust was launched. GeoTrust earned market share by providing a less expensive, faster, easier to use solution. This demand will hasn’t magically gone away. I’m fully confident that someone else will come along and fill this hole.
[Fence photo from SeenyaRita via Flickr.]