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    Re: Domain Name Theft, Fraud And Regulations
    by Anonymous on Tuesday October 01 2002, @11:53AM (#9486)
    "Of course if the profit margin is slim the opportunity for error increases and the incentive to correct those errors decreases."

    and this is what we have....a cheap industry with a cheap image with issues such as security, privacy, and portability thrown to the wind. This is the competitive environment ICANN has created by artificial means rather than by market forces. There are certain parts of this "artificial market place" that registries wish to retain and some that registrars wish to retain. I see neither of these "stakeholder" or "constituency" groups (nor the ccTLD's) vocally advocating for a competitive market place where ICANN removes itself as the gatekeeper (and regulator by default) at the top level allowing open entry based upon defined criteria. Why is that? Because they are each representing its respective users or customer base in the ICANN process? They are coming up with all kinds of ways to dream up how to improve security, privacy, and portability "for the community" except by open market competition. Yes, businesses have to make money. But the market place is not deciding which of these businesses have earned the right to do so. I can say rather confidently that if the existing businesses tried to apply their same practices in any other competitive industry, most would not last a year....and these are the very people, under ICANN reform, that will be getting the "votes". This cannot be Nancy Victory's definition of "democratic processes" at work...we shall see.
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