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

cdel.firsthand.net cdel at firsthand.net
Fri Sep 28 10:25:58 UTC 2012

Folks, The world is moving on, and very fast. 

As user derived Identity services, reputation services and registries develop over the next decade we will see a very different scenario emerge. Will the DNS "industry" takes part ? Or will this corner of the. Net remain top down? 

Christian de Larrinaga

On 28 Sep 2012, at 09:18, Hong Xue <hongxueipr at gmail.com> wrote:

>>> 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.
> Hong
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