[registrars] Fw: [ga] domain name owner's bill of rights
Consumer protection issues are increasingly coming into focus (see below)
and can be expected to become a major issue in the next year within the
forseeable future. This clearly impacts on Registrars.
There is now an opportunity for Registrars to tke a lead role in this and
propose a Working Group of comprising reps of Registrar and end users to
identify the key issues. Alternatively, we could wait for end users to take
the lead and propose their own 'bill of rights'.
Any thoughts or comments?
----- Original Message -----
From: "Joop Teernstra" <email@example.com>
To: "Srikanth Narra" <firstname.lastname@example.org>; <email@example.com>
Sent: Friday, April 27, 2001 6:57 PM
Subject: Re: [ga] domain name owner's bill of rights
> Sri and all,
> In the absence of legally solid -Supreme Court recognized- property
> a DN Owners' Bill of Rights arrived at by consensus of the Internet
> Stakeholders is a necessity for the protection of the natural rights
> associated with Naming and Owning a Domain on the Net.
> The current contract that a Registrant has to sign is one-sided and
> stresses obligations more than rights.
> Renewal notices sound scary, not so much to big companies, but more to
> Individuals and make a DN owner feel insecure. Confident investment by
> Individual DN owners and Small businesses in promoting and promulgating
> their Domain is not encouraged by this insecurity.
> One of the first tasks for an Individual's constituency is to formulate
> this Bill of Rights and seek the consensus of the DNSO on such a document.
> The courts will take notice.
> --Joop Teernstra LL.M.--
> the Cyberspace Association and
> the constituency for Individual Domain Name Owners
> Elected representative.
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