RE: [ga] Time to regulate the Re-Sellers
It seems to me that there is a principle that could reasonably be applied
here: If there are already mechanisms in place with various jurisdictions
around the world to deal with particular issues, then it is unnecessary for
ICANN to duplicate the associated functions. For example, I believe that
most jurisdictions have anti-trust laws and agencies to enforce those, so it
is unnecessary for ICANN to get involved in anti-trust issues. Similarly, I
believe that there are consumer protection mechanisms already in place in
most major regions of the world, so it is unnecessary for ICANN to get
involved in consumer protection.
Therefore, I agree with Michael that the "appropriate place to complain is
the regulatory authorities in the home of the offender" and not ICANN.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Michael Froomkin - U.Miami School of Law
> Sent: Tuesday, April 09, 2002 1:09 PM
> To: DannyYounger@cs.com
> Cc: email@example.com
> Subject: Re: [ga] Time to regulate the Re-Sellers
> Sure, and while we are regulating people, let's regulate
> fraudulent web
> pages, all spammers (they use the dns, don't they), and blasphemers.
> In other words, NO THANKS. This is not ICANN's mission. It is not a
> technical issue AT ALL -- it's a commercial/regulatory issue and the
> appropriate place to complain is the regulatory authorities
> in the home of
> the offender.
> On Tue, 9 Apr 2002 DannyYounger@cs.com wrote:
> > The following post has appeared on the registrars list:
> > A Registrar (most probably a reseller of ICANN accredited
> Registrar) caused
> > one of the most severe massive SPAMs we have ever seen. It
> goes by those two
> > names.
> > http://www.affordable-domains.com
> > http://www.renewmydomains.com
> > it took our mail server down for couple of hours today.
> For those who are
> > curious, two SPAM messages are attached below. (see
> for details).
> > If one of our Resellers would do this we would terminate them.
> > -----------------------------------------------
> > A subsequent post to the registrar's list
> revealed that
> > the reseller operates on behalf of SRSPlus... a Verisign company.
> > In my opinion, it is time to regulate the re-seller
> community to the same
> > degree that we regulate the activities of registrars. If
> registrars take no
> > action to police their own industry, and if they are not
> held accountable for
> > the actions of their re-sellers, then this industry is
> surely begging for the
> > same type of governmental intervention that impacted the
> > industry.
> > I, for one, do not seek an enhanced role for governments.
> It is ICANN's
> > responsibility to manage the Domain Name system. Resellers
> acting as loose
> > cannons do not serve this industry well, and should be
> brought under control.
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