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[ga-full] RE: [ga] Swedish gov interferes
If I recall correctly, SE is a monarchy. The rules are different.
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> Subject: Re: [ga] Swedish gov interferes
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> On 02-Apr-2000 John Charles Broomfield wrote:
> > The Swedish government has just decided (in consultation or
> not, but that's
> > another matter) how they want ".se" to be run. As the ".se"
> registry is a
> > rather unique operation (business?), in that there are no
> other globally
> > visible ccTLDs for Sweden being run in Sweden, *ANY*
> legislation written up
> > in
> > Sweden for the running of a TLD registry will be uniquely
> written for this
> > one singular case. Saying "lets apply international law" is an over
> > simplification and doesn't work unfortunately, so that can
> be left aside.
> > So, the Swedish government has suddenly
> drafted/decided/decreed/published or
> > whatever the rules on how ".se" is to be run. The *current*
> entity that runs
> > ".se" is doing so from inside of Sweden, so obviously
> swedish law DOES apply
> > to them. From that point of view, whether you like it or
> not, whether you
> > agree with the Swedish laws or not, they DO apply.
> The government can surely pass a law through their
> legislative process. No one
> is disputing that, John, and I have always said that the
> legislative route is
> the proper route for a government to take in the ccTLD policy area.
> That is not what has happened here. This is an executive
> edict, without force
> of law.
> > From RFC-1591 we have:
> The problem with your quotes from RFC1591 is that they are
> not binding on the
> delegation of the .SE top level domain. RFC1591 is the
> "contract" between IANA
> and most ccTLDs and the means of delegation. The contract
> is the text of
> RFC1591 at the time of delegation. Later changes to the
> RFC1591 cannot be
> binding on the ccTLD unless they further agree to these changes.
> Furthermore, ccTLDs such as .SE that were delegated prior to
> the creation of
> RFC1591 have no such binding agreement between then and IANA,
> their delegation
> authority came without such restrictions. If ICANN attempts
> to change that
> now, without entering into a new contract in advance, they
> could really face
> some strong liability.
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