Under the new proposed contract there would not be any requirement to seperate the
Registrar and Registry functions.
I tend to reject any proprosal that eliminates
this directive on the following grounds:
Personally I feel that there is too much
commercial activity associated with the domain name system at the Registry level.
It is my belief that the Internet as a global community would be best served by having
all the Registries for the TLD's administrated by community entities, be they government
or socially sponsored. A large number of the ccTLD's are already administrated
by community entities under the approval of the local government. I would like
to see all gTLD's administrated in a similar manner, not by commercial entities who
may not have the best interests of the Internet as a major concern but who are by
definition bound in their obligations to stock/share holders.
I would like to see
all Registry and Registrar functions seperated with each TLD Registery administrated
by a non-profit organisation, not just the .org Registry. Commercial interests
should only become involved at the Registrar level and below.
To me, such a structure
would ensure the global representation necessary for all stakeholders at the Registry
level. Such Registries for each gTLD would take some time to organise but as
we have seen with the formation of ICANN, is not an impossible task. Each Registry
would be committed to delivering a consistant standard of service and open to all
ICANN approved Registrars.
The Internet is a global resource and I perfer to see
the major components of the resource handled by non-profit globally orientated organisations
that have as their sole concern the continued operation and growth of the resource.
essence, I disapprove the new proposed contracts for the reason they lock ICANN into
a specific form of resource management that we will find increasingly hard to change.
I would like to see some effort put into introducing change now under the existing
agreement for when the opportunity arises for the changes to be put into effect.