[At-Large] A brexit problem that I heard about

bzs at theworld.com bzs at theworld.com
Tue Aug 21 00:52:29 UTC 2018

My point isn't so much whether anyone could or should stop them so
much as whether anyone else should care when it goes badly.

However "each TLD can decide its own rules" is not a phsyical law of
the universe, it was (and is) a conscious policy decision.

If this universe weren't so dominated by people with vested interests
someone might use a word like "fraud" if words (or TLDs) have meaning
at all. But clearly they don't.

Be that as it may it's still difficult to get excited over people who
participate in this and occasionally have, in their minds, less than
ideal results. Oh the injustice!

On August 20, 2018 at 11:09 roberto_gaetano at hotmail.com (Roberto Gaetano) wrote:
 > Hi Barry.
 > You might have a point in principle.
 > However the reality is that each TLD can decide its own rules, and therefore
 > whether to be strict in terms of requirements - like for instance .bank - or
 > loose - like for instance .com.
 > .eu has chosen the first approach, and has all right to do so. Whether EURID is
 > willing to make an exception for Brexit - based also on the consideration that,
 > as far as I know, they do not make continuous checking about whether the
 > resistant still complies with the requirements - or not, I don’t know.
 > Apparently not.
 > Cheers,
 > Roberto
 >     On 17.08.2018, at 19:31, bzs at theworld.com wrote:
 >     Ok I'll say it...
 >     How many of these affected *.EU domains were actually entities with
 >     some sort of EU charter or relationship as the TLD was approved for in
 >     2005?
 >     I realize it's naive to point out that .NET was for networking
 >     organizations and .ORG for not-for-profits etc. in a world where we
 >     have .XYZ and .FAIL (must they really be FAILures?)
 >     Ok that ship has sailed because no one wanted to enforce it as it
 >     would interfere with maximazing domain sales in those TLDs.
 >     But are we really supposed to get lathered up about those who now got
 >     burned flouting all that?
 >     What promise do those affected actually expect to be upheld? Chapter
 >     and verse not "well, we assumed..."?
 >     And, no, marching out one or two bona-fide examples doesn't quite rise
 >     to a counter argument.
 >     If there were only one or two or ten I'll guess they could be handled
 >     since they would have always had a legitimae reason to represent
 >     themselves with a .EU domain which one would hope would allow them
 >     some explicit accommodation.
 >     --
 >           -Barry Shein
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