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Re: ICANNs role [was: Re: On-going ...]
On 3 Apr 2007, at 03:02, Gadi Evron wrote:
What are your thoughts on basic suggestions such as:
I don't like this because its impossible to define abuse clearly enough in this context.
If a fictitious web-shop 'nice-but-dim.com' get a box owned which has the reverse dns set to something in that zone, is this abuse ? Yes .. sort of, but it's no business of the registry. Is registering a domain name which causes offense to some people abuse ? It might be, but its no reason not to let the domain name registration go through. What if you and I fall out, and I manage to build a case against you to get linuxbox.org de-registered ? Do you want to spend time and effort fighting it ?
Who arbitrates/polices this scheme ?
Who pays for any mistakes ?
Who decides when the domain name can be re-registered ?
What about when someone registers a domain name in an international registry that doesn't want to implement the scheme, or perhaps isn't allowed to because its governance forbids it ?
Some bad people have their names and numbers listed in the phone book. I can setup a fraudulent window cleaning company with no desire to do a good job for any of my customers .. does this mean 411 or the yellow pages should delist me when someone complains ? DNS is another directory.
DNS is no more than a way for me to say "Hey, where's Fred', to get a reply saying 'here he is'. DNS shouldn't whisper in my ear, 'but Fred is a bit dodgy'. If Fred is doing something illegal he should be in jail. This analogy isn't very good, but I need another coffee before I can think of a better one. :-)