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Re: [wg-c] Short Position Paper
At 09:03 PM 10/8/99 , Kent Crispin wrote:
>7) All new registries, with the possible exception of "sponsored"
>TLDs that have a good justification for exception, should operate
>according to the public resource model described below:
> The registry data is considered a public resource, subject to
> privacy limitations, held in trust for the public by ICANN.
> The registry is operated as a shared registry on a not-for-profit
> cost-recovery basis. The registry operator, however, may be a
> for-profit company, operating the registry under contract to ICANN,
> or to an ICANN-approved registry sponsor. The registry operator
> may be removed for cause, and the contract would be rebid on a
> periodic basis.
> A TLD may be run under the aegis of a registry sponsor, which may
> enforce restrictions on registration in the TLD. Such restrictions
> must be approved by ICANN, and must be fairly enforced.
> Since the data in the registry is considered a public resource, it
> should be escrowed under different control from the registry
> operator, and in widely dispersed jurisdictions and locations.
Good start, but let's drop the exclusively socialist
political economic model. Such action would constitute
applying "...standards, policies, procedures or practices
arbitrarily, unjustifiably, [and] inequitably...."
This data is not a public resource and there is
no legitimate basis for precluding for-profit registries.