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ERRP -- Public comment supporting Michele Neylon and Alan Greenberg

  • To: draft-errp-policy@xxxxxxxxx
  • Subject: ERRP -- Public comment supporting Michele Neylon and Alan Greenberg
  • From: "Mike O'Connor" <mike@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 27 Nov 2012 14:22:30 -0600

hi all,

i am commenting in a personal capacity as a registrant and not as a member of 
the ISPCP.  i'm commenting in support of the comment posted by Michele Neylon 


i too was a member of the PDP WG, and the implementation team, that worked to 
put together the ERRP.  and, like Alan and Michele, i'm surprised to learn 
about the Compliance view that GNSO policy does not automatically flow from 
registrars to their resellers.  that "pass through" notion has been fundamental 
to a number of policy WG discussions over the years.  

if the "pass through" idea is invalid, that breaks a lot of stuff not just the 
ERRP.  to pose the extreme-case question -- is Compliance truly saying that if 
i were an unscrupulous sort of registrar type person, i could just set up a 
shell reseller and not bother with adhering with GNSO policy, except those bits 
that explicitly refer to resellers?

the ERRP issue seems easy enough to resolve.  either "passthrough" exists, in 
which case calling out the reseller requirements is not required in the ERRP.  
or it doesn't exist, in which case the good news is that we can easily fix the 
problem by inserting the reseller requirement back into the policy.  but the 
bad news in that case is that resellers are free to ignore all GNSO policy that 
does not explicitly call them out.  

if this is truly the case, we need an immediate crash review of GNSO policy 
language to determine what gaps exist between;

- policy that applies to registrars, and 
- policy that applies to their resellers.

i'm having a bit of a Whiskey Tango Foxtrot moment here.  please clarify this 

mikey o'connor

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