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
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.