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Re: [ga] Regarding Registry and Registrar Separation

  • To: ga@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Michael Young <myoung@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Subject: Re: [ga] Regarding Registry and Registrar Separation
  • From: Hugh Dierker <hdierker2204@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 22 Jun 2009 09:37:26 -0700 (PDT)

Dear Mr. Young,
Thank you for your contribution to the GA and your groups support for a 2T 
May I be so bold as to ask you the obvious questions?
What is the position on majority stock ownership by a registry in a registrar.
Where do we find the disclosures on Afilias' ownership of interests in orgs 
with registrar afiliation?  And likewise where is the disclosure of Afilias 
directors and executives associations with registrars?
Would Afilias have a disruption in their market shares if the 2T system were 
dislodged in favor of openly allowing the merging of interests between 
registries and registrars?
Thanks in advance for your openness and transparency.

--- On Sat, 6/20/09, Michael Young <myoung@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

From: Michael Young <myoung@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [ga] Regarding Registry and Registrar Separation
To: ga@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Date: Saturday, June 20, 2009, 10:08 PM

Dear Internet Community,
As some of you may know, Afilias is a member of a group of concerned companies 
that have advocated for policies designed to reflect the public interest, 
namely of fair and open competition that benefits not only us, but all Internet 
users.  ICANN is now faced with a critically important decision on whether to 
remove the trusted and proven safeguards that prevent registrars from owning 
and operating registries.   Because of our concern for end users, support for 
the success for new TLDs, and a strong belief in the benefits of fair 
competition, we vigorously oppose removing these critical safeguards and 
strongly support registry-registrar separation.
The documents reflecting our position as well as statements from a wide cross 
section of stakeholders ( INTA,  EU, 11 supporting registries, letter to the 
ICANN Board from PIR, NeuStar and Afilias  etc) are now on a  website at 
http://www.registryregistrarseparation.org that was launched on June 20th to 
help illustrate and consolidate the key arguments against the proposed vertical 
We have argued for a transparent process in illustrating the arguments for and 
against and hope that you and your members might show an interest in the topic. 
Best Regards,
Michael Young


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