[SpamCop-List] Re: red- and blue-dns.info, jakesdns.biz
R. P. McCormick
nobody at spamcop.net
Thu Jan 22 19:28:32 EST 2004
> Does ICANN really takes action?
Yes. In a number of ways. They have some info
on their site - you can find other references elsewhere.
They spent a significant amount of time and effort on
their whois data accuracy policy - and they mean to
They have clearly put registrars on notice that:
- registrars are responsible for the info their registrants supply
- registrars can loose accreditiation for non-compliance
- registration agreements that registrars have with their registrants
must include the (pass-thru) ICANN terms for whois data accuracy
> Sometimes ago I read that ICANN is chronically under-
> funded and desperatly seeking for every cent they can make.
I have not heard or read that is the case. They do have a
budget and have to work within it.
> So, why should ICANN abandon some registrars which
> pay the funds for ICANN?
Because it is their own mandate. And if they clobber a registrar,
domains registered with that registrar will just become handled
by some *other* registrar. If there were one less registrar in
the world - it won't affect ICANN: those wishing to register
domains will find someone!
R P McCormick
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