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[ga] Re: ICANN Contracts & Best Practices

Patrick and all assembly members,

Patrick Corliss wrote:

> On Fri, 18 Jan 2002 05:39:44 -0800, Jeff Williams wrote:
> Re: [ga] WLS - Better Margins for Registrars
> > Unless or until the Registrar, and Registry contracts have specific
> > provisions to require Registries and Registrars to follow a best
> > practices doctrine and technical standards for these sorts of
> > areas, there will be no stopping Registrars, Registries or even
> > resellers from using their own technical approaches to issues
> > such as Domain Name transfers, Deletes, and original registrations.
> Hi Jeff
> Good point here.  However, it doesn't really matter what is written in the
> contracts or Code of Best Practice if ICANN has not got the will and the
> determination to enforce their provisions.

  Indeed true here Patrick.  It is becoming obvious to a growing number
of stakeholders, large and small, that ICANN is reluctant or unwilling
to do their duty under the White Paper and MoU of oversight.  We
also must remember that the NTIA must approve these Registry and
Registrar contracts, and therefore any amendments to them would also
need that same approval.  In addition the NTIA, failing the ICANN
DoD and staff, also has oversight responsibilities and authority as

> Which makes me wonder why Registrars, for example, even bother to
> participate in the constituency structure !!

  For appearances sake I suppose..

> As long as they pay their ICANN fees, they will be looked after.

  Well it certainly looks this way...

> Best regards
> Patrick Corliss

Jeffrey A. Williams
Spokesman for INEGroup - (Over 121k members/stakeholdes strong!)
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