Re: [gnso-vi-feb10] Statement of Harms from initial and later revisited Vertical Separation
- To: Volker Greimann <vgreimann@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [gnso-vi-feb10] Statement of Harms from initial and later revisited Vertical Separation
- From: Stephane Van Gelder <stephane.vangelder@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 6 Sep 2010 20:29:35 +0200
I am in full agreement with Volker here!
Stéphane Van Gelder
Directeur général / General manager
INDOM.com Noms de domaine / Domain names
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Le 6 sept. 2010 à 19:32, Volker Greimann <vgreimann@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> a écrit :
> Many proponents of a strict restriction against VI have voiced the opinion
> that such a restriction is necessary for now, but can be released once the
> new gTLDs have been introduced (rounds two and three). I must voice a strong
> opposition to this view as it would place the parties currently restricted
> into an even worse competitive position.
> Limiting the competition from registrars on the registry market completely,
> as is currently proposed by ICANN and RACK will prevent the registrar from
> getting a foot on the ground in this new market. If such policies are later
> revisited and removed, the registrar community will no longer be in a
> position to benefit from this review. Such a retroactive change of policy
> will only benefit those parties with market power, meaning the incumbent
> registrars and (gTLD) registry service providers while squeezing the
> registrar community in their own markets.
> This is one of the reasons I have continued to state that effectively, there
> is only one round of gTLDs. A preliminary limitation, that is later removed
> when all parties realize it was not really necessary to implement VS, will do
> more harm to competition in the gTLD market than VI can ever do.
> Volker Greimann