[At-Large] ICANN News Alert -- Update on Registrar Accreditation Agreement Amendments

Hong Xue hongxueipr at gmail.com
Fri Sep 28 08:18:46 UTC 2012

>> As you all know there are several regions of the world that are not
>> particularly well served in terms of registrars etc.,
> If ICANN / LEA push the phone verification too far then they'll be widening
>> the digital divide ..
> On the contrary, by your account such a move would encourage more
> opportunities for local or regional registrars in areas currently served
> only by foreigners.

This is very true, specially for local registrars offer registration
in local languages. Another advantage of "localization" is that
registrants' contacts can be verified in local languages, by emails or
phone calls.


Professor Dr. Hong Xue
Director of Institute for the Internet Policy & Law (IIPL)
Beijing Normal University
19 Xin Jie Kou Wai Street
Beijing 100875 China

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