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Re: [ga] Time to regulate the Re-Sellers

On Tue, 9 Apr 2002, Michael Froomkin - U.Miami School of Law wrote:

> Sure, and while we are regulating people, let's regulate fraudulent web
> pages, all spammers (they use the dns, don't they), and blasphemers.
> In other words, NO THANKS.  This is not ICANN's mission.  It is not a
> technical issue AT ALL -- it's a commercial/regulatory issue and the
> appropriate place to complain is the regulatory authorities in the home of
> the offender.

I agree.  ICANN has crept its mission well beyond its proper roles.

ICANN is not a consumer protection body.  Yes, ICANN has lifted the lid on 
that Pandora's box and look at the mess that it has created as a result.

ICANN needs to slam the lid back down, start doing what it ought to have 
been doing all along - technical coordination - and leave the issues of 
public policy to the bodies that were created for that purpose.

This is why there is such a gulf between the few paragraphs that I
published as to ICANN's duties and what ICANN's staff published as it's
telephone-book sized book of jobs it does.

Yes, it will be a mess to clean up the mess that ICANN has already 
created.  But let's not make it any worse by adding even more jobs for 
ICANN to do poorly.


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