Re: [ga] Consumer/Registrant Protection Consitituency
I've seen you and Jefsey and Steven Heath (I think) and
others wrestling over the name of the constituency, and
again I see the alphabet soup a'cookin' on the stove. Why
not KISS and just call it "Registrants?" That avoids the
"consumers" problem, the question of whether a registrant
is an owner or a holder, and a lot of others, methinks. :-)
(I'd even leave off "Domain Name" -- we're not involved
with motor vehicles or anything else registrable in this DNSO.)
Joop Teernstra wrote:
> At 12:06 29/07/2001 +0800, erica wrote:
> >If there is general agreement that we need a constituency whose job is to
> >ensure that the interests of consumers of domain names (Registrants)
> >interests are protected, then its a good idea to ensure that's reflected in
> >the name: ie. Lets call the proposed new constituency the
> >Consumer/Registrants Protection Constituency (C/RPC)
> Dear Erica,
> Whilst I agree with some of your observations, I I have a problem seeing
> Domain Name Registrants as consumers.
> An Individual Registrant does not register a Domain Name to consume it.
> One registers it to own it (or to hold it, if you wish), and to build it up
> as an asset or an Internet presence.
> Or perhaps to otherwise exercise rights normally associated with the
> ownership of an asset.
> There is much more involved than simply protecting consumers against being
> ICANN is being set up as the wielder of power over Internet presence or
> In order to make the constituency really representative in ICANN , one
> wants a constituency of the Holders/Owners themselves, as Individual Human
> beings (who as content providers have concerns way beyond those of mere
> consumers), not as a constituency of "protectors" or organizations that
> purport to protect.
> These, if truly non-commercial, should be represented in the NCDNHC.
> For the IDNH, the challenge is the construction of membership driven
> institutions, that can truly scale.
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