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Re: [ga] Re: Request for a Working Group

I'm sorry but the idea of everyone trying to regulate everyone else for
their own benefit is a sure road to disaster...

On Wed, 27 Mar 2002, Joop Teernstra wrote:

> At 18:18 26/03/02 -0500, Michael Froomkin - U.Miami School of Law wrote:
> >That's easy: they choose carefully where to register.  Either they trust
> >the registrar and its reputation, or they register close to home, where
> >it's easier to get the legal process in action....or they use a register
> >in a jurisdiction with good consumer law.
> Sorry, Michael I see this "market-mechanism" as not-working for the moment.
> 1. people don't want to transfer registrations already registered (too much 
> hassle, too much risk that something may go wrong)
> 2. many jurisdictions have worse consumer laws than the US or have local 
> registrar monpolies.
> 3. Registrar reputations are still in the process of being made. People 
> have no way  to distinguish the cows from the cowboys.:)
> >The contract mechanism is only a good means of protecting consumers if
> >they get to bargain for it.  They don't, so it isn't.
> That is true. And that is why people sign up for Icann at Large  hoping to 
> get in that position.
> --Joop

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