Re: [ga-icann] Registrar contracts
Chris and all,
> They said that their contracts with the Registrars don't enforce
> ANY consumer protection but only address how they work in relation to
> other registrars. Another thing that needs to be addressed IMHO is
> that they change that and address issues of consumer protection. The
> constant ignoring of consumers when negotiating these contracts is
Agreed. Not only irritating but really terribly disrespectful towards
> That the concern that Registrars treat their registrants fairly was
> not included in any contract negotiations proves the fact ICANN does
> not consider the consumers/users of any importance to the process.
Yes I would tend to agree.
> People can claim it's not the job of ICANN to do so and it belongs in
> the courts. The courts do not protect consumers in every country
> therefore the job does fall to ICANN.
Well this is the classic game of "Passing the buck" which we have seen
ICANN BoD do on far to many occasions...
> Too often the responses to questions involving users rights lay the
> responsibility at the feet of the courts and direct it away from
> ICANN. That is another US Centric attitude. We have some consumer
> protection in the US Courts, although it is not very adequate. Many
> countries do not recognize the rights of consumers in the same way. So
> all these consumer issues need to be addressed within ICANN IF THEY
> ARE GOING TO CONTINUE TP PRETEND THEY ARE A POLICY ORGANIZATION.
> They are not equipped to make policy and this lack of concern for the
> users proves that point. They need to go backl to technical
> coordination only and let the GA and @Large recommend policy.
Agreed. In fact any and all policy related issues including technical
be referendum ballots by which the participating stakeholders make the
and the ICANN BoD concern themselves with enforcement....
> When convenient they make policy. When not they claim they only are
> responsible for the technical aspects. Use the example given of the
> Registrars contract not addressing consumer rights at all. Make up
> your mind ICANN. You either are or are not a policy maker.
Good point, and well articulated...
> Chris McElroy aka NameCritic
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