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RE: [ga] domain tasting comments

  • To: domain-tasting-motion@xxxxxxxxx
  • Subject: RE: [ga] domain tasting comments
  • From: jwkckid1@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 27 Mar 2008 22:03:54 -0700 (GMT-07:00)

Joop and all,

  See below my interspersed response's...

-----Original Message-----
>From: Joop Teernstra <terastra@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>Sent: Mar 27, 2008 9:19 PM
>To: Roberto Gaetano <roberto@xxxxxxxxx>
>Cc: chris@xxxxxx, domain-tasting-motion@xxxxxxxxx, 'GA' <ga@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>Subject: RE: [ga] domain tastinmg comments
>At 04:03 a.m. 28/03/2008, Roberto Gaetano wrote:
>>The devil is in the details, as usual. Questions arise:
>>- how will the policy change? Will the store stop grace period practice
>>altogether, or return only a percentage of the money paid? (this is the .org
>>- will each individual store make its own decision, or will a global policy
>>authority enforce elimination of the practice? In the real world, individual
>>shops may shout loud, because that will prevent them to put in practice what
>>they would call a customer service.
>The easiest solution would be to contractually enforce a double opt-in 
>registration as a protection against erroneous registrations. That is real 
>and necessary customer service.

Good alternative solution.  How does ICANN enforce it?
>It can take the place of the current AGP clauses, that were also intended 
>for customer protection.

Yes, but again how does ICANN enforce such clauses?  And will
the ICANN staff do so diligently?  
>In the real world, isn't   ICANN to be an industry regulator?
>Isn't the death of the tasting industry, with its potential for abuses, an 
>acceptable consequence?

Of course it is.  Yet again changing or amending the RAA's regarding
the AGP is not going to necessarly accomplish killing Tasting.  Better
would be to monitor deletes and if they rise above a certain level
of a considered norm, revoke or suspend that registrars/registries
Accreditation.  If such levels are reached or exceeded more than
three times in any given 6 month period, revoke that registrars
and/or registries Accreditation perminantly and temporarly reassign
those functions to whatever existing registrar/registry or other
qualified entity that is interested in managing same properly and
ethically.  OR, require and verify modifications to the 
registration software that prevents Tasting as I have already 

  Of course none of this is likely to happen simply because
to do so would be a disruption of the hand that feeds the 
ICANN coffers, which in turn provides for Bod and staff 
members their perks and financial gratuity.  And heavens,
they would never want such for the sake of stability and/or
business ethics!  <honest sarcasim intended>


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