Re: [gnso-dow123] Revised special circumstances proposal
Metalitz, Steven wrote:
As indicated earlier this week, I have prepared a revised version of the special circumstances proposal. Most of the changes are organizational rather than substantive. I have re-organized the document so that the proposal comes first, and the discussion of .NL afterwards, and also re-organized the 9 points of the earlier draft into 12. In addition:
This proposal just keeps getting worse.
It is clear that your objective is to keep the maximum amount of data in the Whois and to eliminate whois proxy services once and for all.
Why are you dragging us through the charade of pretending that you actually care about allowing a highly limited number of registrants opt out of publishing their data in the whois? The actual number of users that would quality for the gracious special treatment is so limited as to be meaningless, yet the costs of implementing your proposal are borderline excessive.
Why not just make it easy on all of us and table a proposal that essentially states that proxy services should be eliminated and all registrants must publish all of their data in the whois?
I'd be happy to write it if it would help.
Failing a more direct and honest proposal, you might wish to include another condition in this document that prevents registrars from charging excessive fees for handling the meagre exceptions applications. The quickest and most effective way to limit my liability and costs under this proposal is to discourage everyone I can for applying for exceptions.