Wow. It's like we are reading two different articles. If Verisign isn't doing typical rent-seeking, then we might as well delete the Wiki entry, because the concept doesn't exist.
Just from paragraph 1:
seeking to increase one's share of existing
wealth without creating new wealth.
From paragraph 2:
capture of regulatory agencies to gain a coercive
monopoly can result in advantages for the rent
seeker in the market