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RE: On-going Internet Emergency and Domain Names

  • From: william(at)
  • Date: Sat Mar 31 18:26:09 2007

On Sat, 31 Mar 2007, Fergie wrote:


The Registry policies, as they stand today, enable criminals.

Registry or Registrar?

Good question.

It is my understanding that the various domain registries answer
to ICANN policy -- if ICANN policy allows them to operate in a manner
which is conducive to allowing criminals to manipulate the system,
then the buck stops with ICANN, and ICANN needs to rectify the
problems in the policy framework.

Yes, that's correct. Policies are only administered by registries and registrars, they are not made by them and registrars are supposed to be ultimately accountable to ICANN for adhering to them. If they are not doing something and there is nothing that says they should, we do have process to go through but its not an easy and fast and this process really does not go through nanog.

But those are policy process issues and this is an operations mail
list. Original question raised is who is ultimately better at acting
on dns operational issues? Do you want all issues going through 100s
of different registrars with some as "responsible" as RegisterFly?

William Leibzon
Elan Networks
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