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Re: [ga] Some issues raised by today's FTC action

Monday, Monday, March 11, 2002, 10:26:17 AM, DannyYounger@cs.com wrote:

> The action taken by the FTC today to shut down the .usa website raises a 
> number of issues.  The FTC alleges that the companies involved are not 
> accredited domain name registrars, that the ".usa" domain names are not 
> usable on the Internet, and that they probably never will be useable. 

> Since when did ICANN accreditation become a necessary precondition to 
> providing domain name registration services?  Is ICANN as a "coordinator" now 
> being viewed as a "regulator" by US Government agencies?  Are all domains in 
> the alternate roots now at risk?  On what basis is the claim being made that 
> domains not in the legacy root "are not usable on the Internet" and will 
> probably never be usable?

> Would this claim be applicable to all the registrations previously sold for 
> the internationalized domain names that didn't resolve during last year's 
> test-bed period?

It's high time the FTC looked at alt.root registries and the claims
they make in trying to solicit registrations, and establish some

Best regards,
William X Walsh <william@wxsoft.info>

"There is no better way to exercise the imagination than the study of
the law. No artist ever interpreted nature as freely as a lawyer
interprets the truth."
-- Jean Giradoux

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