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

Carlton Samuels carlton.samuels at gmail.com
Tue Nov 27 18:07:01 UTC 2018

Dear Olivier:
When Macron framed the European view on IG as opposed to both the
"California" and "Chinese models,  I read that as the French way of saying
a pox on both houses.

Then he went on to appropriate much of the NetMundial agenda and made the
IGF first among equals of the I* entities, to me the European view is
settled: regulation under the multilateral umbrella with Europe and
surrogates in defining roles. (Maybe a European Under Sec Gen for IGF).

Not surprised at all. The aporoach seems to me simply follow the food chain
and pass it thru the folks - registries, registrars and domainers - that
depend on ICANN.

Match point and game.


On Tue, 27 Nov 2018, 12:08 am Olivier MJ Crépin-Leblond <ocl at gih.com wrote:

> 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,
> Olivier
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