In the same way that we understand the current situation, the cooperation agreement between VeriSign and NTIA, which is this one. The Com price freeze would remain unchanged and in effect until the end of 2018, and any request by VeriSign to ease price restrictions would be verified by NTIA and not by ICANN. This is important because in 2012, the ICANN Board approved one. Com`s extension agreement, which would have allowed four separate price increases of 7% over its six-year term, and NTIA imposed the price freeze requested by ICA. It should also be noted that ICANN`s near-final proposal, which will be submitted to the ICANN Board next month, limits ICANN`s mission and core functions, so it cannot assume regulatory powers, including those of a competition authority. While it`s impossible to be sure, a review of the changes available on NTIA`s website due to the mysterious unavailability of the original NSF Network Solutions cooperation agreement suggests that this remains relevant: NTIA`s unilateral right to review and amend the registry agreement .com between ICANN and Verisign in order to promote consumer choice and competition in the domain name market. . . .