Re: [registrars] WLS - VOTING - Objection
On Mon, Jul 22, 2002 at 01:00:18PM -0400, Rob Hall took time to write:
> To date, there have been a few ways that people "backordered" domains, be it
> through an auction style or simple backorder. To my knowledge, none of them
> gave out the current position holders information. IP rights are only
Probably because none of these systems guarantee anything.
WLS will guarantee that, if renewed, a domain name will go to Mr. X
which makes a big difference with current systems.
> But I don't want to go to far down the legal argument here. That is best
> left for others (ie: lawyers!). I can see no advantage in giving out the
> information publically, other than to allow current Registrants to get
I see no advantage to hide this information.
In fact I see real advantage to see this information, for example to
be able to have studies that will show that many WLS subscriptions
are taken by the same people, or other relevant information.
AFAIK one of the main plus of WLS as shown by people for it, is that
it is only a test to be conducted during 12months.
If data is not publicly available, how can be sure of the conclusions
that will be given at end of test ?
If data is public, anyone will be able to draw its own conclusion.
As for the rest of this thread, we (Gandi)
- agree with the action taken by the executive commitee to instruct NC
to vote against anything that will bring WLS to life, since this is
coherent with polls and threads among the RC,
- are still very much against WLS
- as for the Redemption part, we believe that everything is already
in place (with status of Registrar-Lock and -Hold, and the Registry
45 days auto-renew delay) and can be used. It is just a matter of
best practices/guidelines for Registrars to be written.