Steve Metalitz wrote:
At the time this provision was first included in the RAA (1999) it was
viewed as a significant protection against speculative or abusive
registration. If the registrar had to get reasonable assurance of
payment before the registration took effect, it also made it more likely
that it would know who the registrant was. Certainly this has some
relevance to the issue of accuracy of Whois data.
This is a very interesting interpretation - of many things. Most
curious is the suggestion that this fantastic extrapolation is
somehow relevant to the work of this group.
Someone please drop me a note when this group has decided to get
back to work on the terms of reference. The process discussions and
distractions have become too much for me to follow everything directly.
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All life is an experiment.
The more experiments you make the better."
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