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    Re: 'Let Competition, Not ICANN, Rule'
    by RFassett on Wednesday September 11 2002, @08:59AM (#9162)
    User #3226 Info | http://www.enum.info
    I would like to draw attention here to this reponse I made to Kent Crispen on the GA list. I am still awaiting any type of response (note Mr. Crispen's remarks are in quotations...the silence is deafening):

    Subject: Re: [ga] WLS Suggestion
    From: "Ray Fassett"
    Date: Sat, 24 Aug 2002 19:52:08 -0400 (EDT)
    Reply-To: ray@fassett.org
    Sender: owner-ga-full@dnso.org

    At 8:47 AM -0700 8/24/02, kent@songbird.com wrote:

    "But if you operate from the premise that ICANN has *never* been in the position of regulator, then it has done quite well."

    ICANN continues to regulate the number of TLD registries.

    "ICANN was never intended to be a regulator, and, contrary to popular delusion, it has *never* had the will to be one."

    ICANN accomplishes, by contract, regulatory measures that include: wholesale price capping, the type of registry (i.e. unsponsored-
    unrestricted, unsponsored-restricted, sponsored-restricted), and UDRP compliance. ICANN "intends" to do this (by contract) by way of regulating
    the number of TLD registries and indeed does - by its own actions - have such "will" to do so.

    I will agree that ICANN "was never intended to be a regulator". Artificially limiting the number of TLD registries - as ICANN continues to do - is the act of a regulatory body. There is no question about this.

    "In concrete terms, it doesn't matter what policies ICANN comes up with -- if a large registry doesn't sign the resulting contract, the policy is meaningless."

    ICANN uses the regulatory action of artificially limiting the number of TLD registries to impose additional regulatory measures that you claim are
    merely by way of contract agreement. Again, ICANN's actions have shown it has the "will" to be a regulatory body.


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