VeriSign the gift that keeps on giving!

It looks like we are stuck with VeriSign for six more years as they have been given a renewal on thier contract with ICANN. My questions is did this come with restriction on them playing fair and not try to pull that same stunt they pulled two years ago when the re-directed mis-typed domains to their own website.

In my personal opinion this smells of protectionism and monopolization. [Yahoo]