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Re: [registrars] FW: email to list
A lot of the concern/criticism about ICANN is of the sort: "They are (or
could be) a too-powerful body that will legislate business models, interfere
with the market, micro-manage the Internet, pick winners and losers, etc."
This is what we do not want to do, and, it seems, the consensus driving or
policies will not want us to do it either.
At 04:38 pm 10/14/1999 -0700, Jeff Field wrote:
>Please clarify your statement that, "many people are concerned about
>turning ICANN into a regulatory overseer"? What are you implying?
>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.
>>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.
>>>President & CEO
>>Esther Dyson Always make new mistakes!
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Esther Dyson Always make new mistakes!
chairman, EDventure Holdings
interim chairman, Internet Corp. for Assigned Names & Numbers
1 (212) 924-8800 -- 1 (212) 924-0240 fax
104 Fifth Avenue (between 15th and 16th Streets; 20th floor)
New York, NY 10011 USA
High-Tech Forum in Europe: 24 to 26 October 1999, Budapest
PC Forum: 12 to 15 March 2000, Scottsdale (Phoenix), Arizona
Book: "Release 2.1: A design for living in the digital age"