[At-Large] Registrars: The new travel agents? (was Re: [GTLD-WG] Amazon, Google And Others Going After Generics)

Carlton Samuels carlton.samuels at gmail.com
Mon Jun 18 17:11:59 UTC 2012

On Fri, Jun 15, 2012 at 2:10 PM, Bret Fausett <bfausett at internet.law.pro>wrote:

> If Amazon makes domain names available under .SMILE, it will own all the
> second-level registrations. This certainly makes whois accuracy easy.
> Amazon will be your one point of contact for everything. I certainly expect
> that this will make life easier for law enforcement. If Amazon decides to
> make .SMILE names available to its users, they will use them solely at
> Amazon's pleasure under Amazon's terms of service.
> I would argue that highly distributed assets like we have under the
> current registration model provide more power and long-term stability to
> users who want to have ownership interests in their Internet assets.

Yes indeed, another worry.....and an entirely rational view on existing

 - Carlton

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