Re: [gnso-dow123] For your review: Revised version of preliminary task force report on Whois services
Marilyn Cade wrote:
However, I don't believe that this is supportable over 800 registrars. Some
Again, I'm going to ask what the basis for this contention is? Your personal conjecture isn't sufficient to turn "belief" into fact.
If you have data that you'd like to share with the TF on this point, I'd encourage you to do so. I'd also like you better understand the basis for your implication that the basis for the registrar policy position is to support the development of new services. This is simply not the case.
Please also note that the number of operational registrars has been relatively stable at around the 200 mark and that the remainder of the registrars in the 800 that you quote are controlled by one or two entities involved in the aftermarket game. They do not come into play in consideration of this policy because they do not have real registrants to speak of.
Finally, I think your conjecture confuses the needs of registrants with the needs of the intellectual property interests that you and your associates represent in this discussion.
I would really urge you to reconsider the argument that you are putting forward considering that you are describing a large part of the operational requirements that registrars already deal with in their day to day operations. We are not seeking to change our role as the maintainer of registrant data in the registration process. The implications you are making are completely unfounded (but entirely predictable unfortunately).