[At-Large] [registration-issues-wg] [CPWG] Registrants could save lots of money - Verisign Makesthe Case

Kan Kaili kankaili at gmail.com
Tue Nov 27 11:23:53 UTC 2018

In other words, now ICANN is controlled by the DNS industry itself.  Thus, it cannot effectively regulate.  Unless ICANN undergoes a fundamental restructuring, I do not see a way out of this.

On the other hand, people are also skeptical about government regulation, especially from those governments who are not exactly "of the people, by the people, for the people".  This seems to leave netizens around the world nowhere.

Too bad.


  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Olivier MJ Crépin-Leblond 
  To: Carlton Samuels 
  Cc: lac-discuss-en at atlarge-lists.icann.org ; CPWG ; At-Large Worldwide 
  Sent: Tuesday, November 27, 2018 1:07 PM
  Subject: Re: [At-Large] [registration-issues-wg] [CPWG] Registrants could save lots of money - Verisign Makesthe Case

  Dear Carlton,

  On 17/11/2018 23:28, Carlton Samuels wrote:

    You couldn't make this up as a racket- a perfect one! - and remain at large, pun intended.  Just wish I was hip to it before now.

  I have heard this accusation from ICANN critics for many years and personally do not subscribe to describe it in such a way.
  However, in recent times, including speaking to Global IGF and UK IGF participants who were not involved in ICANN, it appears that following President Macron's call for more regulation, many European stakeholders are saying that if ICANN is unable to assume regulation of Registry and Registrar contracts in order to protect consumers, European countries should introduce local legislation to regulate the industry. Sad as it may be, not many people trust ICANN to do anything and more and more consumers consider regulation as a good thing.
  Kindest regards,



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