Re: [alac] ALAC comments on the ICANN settlement?
Il giorno gio, 27-10-2005 alle 17:43 -0400, John R Levine ha scritto: > Either way the ALAC owes them some comments reflecting the settlement's > effect on the at large community. I agree with your comments. I would also add my concern with (if I get it well) a sort of lifetime renewal of the .com award, especially in a political moment where everyone is discussing how to let the existing governance system evolve. But apart from that, accountability of contracts derives from the fact that they can be terminated and it would be better that the clauses that allow ICANN to terminate the contract (for example, in case of lack of compliance) are strong enough to protect users. For example, if I were ICANN, I would have added a clause that allows to renegotiate the contract if someone else comes up with an offer that costs less than X% of the current Verisign price per domain. In any case, we are arranging so that we will get a briefing (similar to the one Bret points at in his message, I guess) during our next conference call. After that, could you perhaps please try to work out a short written comment collecting everyone's opinions? I think this is a matter where we should submit something in writing. Thanks -- vb. [Vittorio Bertola - v.bertola [a] bertola.eu.org]<----- http://bertola.eu.org/ <- Prima o poi...