Re: [ga] domain name owner's bill of rights
Sri and all,
In the absence of legally solid -Supreme Court recognized- property rights,
a DN Owners' Bill of Rights arrived at by consensus of the Internet
Stakeholders is a necessity for the protection of the natural rights
associated with Naming and Owning a Domain on the Net.
The current contract that a Registrant has to sign is one-sided and
stresses obligations more than rights.
Renewal notices sound scary, not so much to big companies, but more to
Individuals and make a DN owner feel insecure. Confident investment by
Individual DN owners and Small businesses in promoting and promulgating
their Domain is not encouraged by this insecurity.
One of the first tasks for an Individual's constituency is to formulate
this Bill of Rights and seek the consensus of the DNSO on such a document.
The courts will take notice.
--Joop Teernstra LL.M.--
the Cyberspace Association and
the constituency for Individual Domain Name Owners
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