[At-Large] Impressions from the Whois-Review
omar at kaminski.adv.br
Mon Jan 31 18:01:33 UTC 2011
I argue for balance between both.
2011/1/31 Avri Doria <avri at acm.org>:
> I would have to agree.
> At-Large seems to care far more about the Law Enforcement point of view than it has cared about the Privacy point of view.
> I have felt an ever increasing Law and Order posture in At-Large over the last years. Those arguing for Privacy are definitely in the minority.
> On 31 Jan 2011, at 11:53, Evan Leibovitch wrote:
>> On 31 January 2011 11:37, John R. Levine <johnl at iecc.com> wrote:
>>> I really wish that the ALAC would get over the 1990s idea that somehow it
>>> represents the tiny handful of individual vanity domain registrants (such
>>> as me) in preference to the vast majority of users who have never
>>> registered a domain and never will.
>> I hope I'm not lumped in with that description.
>> Registrants are -- at least in the ICANN flowchart -- supposely represented
>> by the non-contracted house of GNSO. Whether that's an appropriate or
>> effective vehicle for their interests is a different debate,
>> But At-Large is (always in theory and increasingly in practise) about the
>> individual end user -- I still bristle at the term "consumer" because even
>> that implies financial transaction. It has taken some time finding its feet
>> but I don't think that the ALAC of today speaks to the vanity interests you
>> speak of. Indeed, privacy advocates have (at least in my experience) found
>> At-Large to be not particularly friendly to the notion that domain owners
>> have the unrestricted right to hide.
>> - Evan
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