Re: [ga] Some issues raised by today's FTC action
Monday, Monday, March 11, 2002, 10:26:17 AM, DannyYounger@cs.com wrote:
> The action taken by the FTC today to shut down the .usa website raises a
> number of issues. The FTC alleges that the companies involved are not
> accredited domain name registrars, that the ".usa" domain names are not
> usable on the Internet, and that they probably never will be useable.
> Since when did ICANN accreditation become a necessary precondition to
> providing domain name registration services? Is ICANN as a "coordinator" now
> being viewed as a "regulator" by US Government agencies? Are all domains in
> the alternate roots now at risk? On what basis is the claim being made that
> domains not in the legacy root "are not usable on the Internet" and will
> probably never be usable?
> Would this claim be applicable to all the registrations previously sold for
> the internationalized domain names that didn't resolve during last year's
> test-bed period?
It's high time the FTC looked at alt.root registries and the claims
they make in trying to solicit registrations, and establish some
William X Walsh <email@example.com>
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interprets the truth."
-- Jean Giradoux
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