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Re: [registrars] FW: email to list


Please clarify your statement that, "many people are concerned about
turning ICANN into a regulatory overseer"?  What are you implying?


Jeff Field

At 03:59 PM 10/14/99 -0400, you wrote:
>There will be much more to discuss on all this, but many people are
>concerned about turning ICANN into a regulatory overseer.  
>Esther Dyson
>At 01:10 pm 10/14/1999 -0400, Richard Forman wrote:
>>I want to echo your concerns about the new contracts that have been
>>endorsed by DoC and NSI and tentatively agreed to by ICANN's interim
>>board of directors.  I think it is critical that we act now to get our
>>voices heard, and to try to amend the contracts in more equitable ways.
>>I've spoken to a number of other registrars and, while everyone has
>>their own individual issues, there are several concerns that have been
>>voiced by most.  Some of these key issues are:
>>- Ability of NSI to use the proceeds from the sale of the registry to
>>fund the registrar's activities (est. at over $1 billion)
>>- Abuse of NSI monopoly position in marketplace (e.g., NSI will be able
>>to give more favorable credit terms to its resellers than other
>>registrars can for at least four months after the signing of the
>>- Lack of service level or performance commitments by the NSI registry
>>- Ability of the NSI registrar to enter into exclusive contracts --
>>Amendment 11 prevented this for a period of 18 months from Phase 1
>>deployment of  the SRS
>>We only have two weeks until the board meeting in Los Angeles to get our
>>concerns aired.  Several other registrars (along with ourselves)
>>have drafted a letter to ICANN outlining these
>>concerns, and this letter will be posted to the list shortly.  We
>`>encourage all registrars to lend their support and sign this letter.
>>Please let me know if you have any additional comments.  I am happy to
>>discuss this with you, and anyone else, further.
>>Richard Forman
>>President & CEO
>>register.com, inc.
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