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Re: FW: Re[2]: [ga-sys] Registrants Charter - FREEDOMS - Part 1

Hello Joanna,

Wednesday, May 16, 2001, 5:06:27 PM, Joanna Lane wrote:
> Wiiliam,
> You're missing the point. Not only can I can register any number of Domains
> with any Registrar anywhere, then sue them if they post my contact details
> to WHOIS

You can't sue me under those laws, Joanna.  And the contract you
agreed to when you registered those domains specifically permits the
inclusion of that information in the publicly available whois servers.

> , but also, what makes you think ICANN has the power to refuse to do
> business with European Registries and Registrars? The contracts to which you
> refer will be changed from time to time as necessary in this evolutionary
> process.

ICANN is a private corporation. If those companies are unable to
comply with these provisions of those contracts, which are widely
supported as mandatory provisions, then it has EVERY right to refuse
to enter into a contract with them as a result of their inability or
refusal to comply with these mandatory terms.

> Do you think Microsoft caved in because they were feeling compassionate?

MS didn't cave in. MS has offices based in the EU, and has a business
presence there.  It has no choice but to comply.

A US corporation that has no such physical presence is not bound to
follow these silly and unnecessary laws.

Best regards,
William X Walsh
Owner, Userfriendly.com
Userfriendly.com Domains
The most advanced domain lookup tool on the net

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