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RE: [dow1-2tf] Moving forward on "conspicuous notice"?

  • To: <tim@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Subject: RE: [dow1-2tf] Moving forward on "conspicuous notice"?
  • From: "Milton Mueller" <Mueller@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 05 Oct 2004 17:50:50 -0400
  • Cc: <roessler@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, <dow1-2tf@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, <metalitz@xxxxxxxx>, <tom@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Sender: owner-dow1-2tf@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx


Please explain to me how you can "have a domain name"
without registering it through an ICANN-accredited registrar.

Your message rather naively implies that the "caveats and
responsibilities" associated with a domain name were 
created by God or the laws of physics. I'm sure you know
better than that. They were imposed by ICANN accreditation
contracts. ICANN has a monopoly over the root, and, due
to the dominance of certain interest groups over ICANN
policies, it uses that monopoly power to impose certain 
conditions on registrants. 

In short, you are not "choosing" the responsibilities
and caveats, they are imposed on you. Ask your lawyer
what a "contract of adhesion" is and you'll understand
what I'm talking about.

>>> Tim Ruiz <tim@xxxxxxxxxxx> 10/3/2004 12:00:52 PM >>>
Not that I'm not somewhat sympathetic to your argument, but it doesn't
really hold water. Becoming the actual registrant of a domain name does
has certain *caveats* attached, if you will. However, it is not the only
way to have a domain name, make use of it, or have a web site. You have
choices. If you choose to register the name as your own, you are
choosing the responsibilities and caveats that come along with it.

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