[NA-Discuss] Update on Consumer Constituency Charter Changes

Eric Brunner-Williams ebw at abenaki.wabanaki.net
Fri May 6 17:08:22 UTC 2011


I've not paid attention to this particular constituency (or 
stakeholder group) application, though I paid very close attention to 
the earlier application for urban areas.

It seems pretty clear from the language that the drafters of the 
proposal don't view stub resolvers as "consumers", though this is 
pretty much the view of the DNS technical community, that browsers and 
mailers and anything else that uses the DNS invokes a stub resolver to 
start the name to resource resolution sequence of query and response 
exchanges between an edge device and some recursive or non-recursive 
server somewhere else.

If the BC is the entity which advocates for the self-interest of 
on-line vendors-for-cash of goods and services, then is the CC the 
proposed entity for the self-interest of the counter-parties of those 
on-line vendors-for-cash of goods and services, whether they are 
called "customers" or "purchasers" or "consumers" or ...

Would it be fair to characterize this application as being made by 
parties to monitized transactions, also known as retail on-line sales?

Do they care how their non-transactional email works? What about 
whether wikipedia resolves correctly? Are they vegetarians or do they 
just eat yams?


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