Web Hosting News

  Home arrow Web Hosting News arrow Page 4 - Critics Blast ICANN Proposed Registry ...
Web Hosting Articles  
Web Hosting FAQs  
Web Hosting How-Tos  
Web Hosting News  
Web Hosting Reviews  
Web Hosting Security  
Weekly Newsletter 
 
Developer Updates  
Free Website Content 
 RSS  Articles
 RSS  Forums
 RSS  All Feeds
Write For Us 
Contact Us 
Site Map 
Privacy Policy 
Support 
 USERNAME
 
 PASSWORD
 
 
  >>> SIGN UP!  
  Lost Password? 
WEB HOSTING NEWS

Critics Blast ICANN Proposed Registry Agreements
By: Terri Wells
  • Search For More Articles!
  • Disclaimer
  • Author Terms
  • Rating: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars / 5
    2006-09-13

    Table of Contents:
  • Critics Blast ICANN Proposed Registry Agreements
  • Unkindest Provision of All
  • A Deeper Look at the Price Cap Removal
  • The Worst Part and Other Issues

  • Rate this Article: Poor Best 
      ADD THIS ARTICLE TO:
      Del.ici.ous Digg
      Blink Simpy
      Google Spurl
      Y! MyWeb Furl
    Email Me Similar Content When Posted
    Add Developer Shed Article Feed To Your Site
    Email Article To Friend
    Print Version Of Article
    PDF Version Of Article
     
     

    SEARCH WEB HOSTERS

    TOOLS YOU CAN USE

    advertisement

    Critics Blast ICANN Proposed Registry Agreements - The Worst Part and Other Issues


    (Page 4 of 4 )

    But that may be exactly what VeriSign wants to hear. Chuck Gomes of VeriSign wrote a comment in support of the agreement. He says in part that ďEnsuring the continued security and stability of its infrastructure is critical to the continued growth of the Internet. That is why VeriSign supports the proposed new registry agreement for .biz. The agreement closely mirrors the model registry agreements that ICANN has already used or proposed for .com, .info, .mobi, .net, and .org.Ē

    If the .biz, .info and .org agreements are approved, they will create a precedent which VeriSign can use as ammunition when it comes time to renegotiate its own agreement. Think back over VeriSignís history of milking domain names for as much profit as they can (does Site Finder ring any bells?). Can you imagine what VeriSign would start charging if the price caps on the .com domain were eliminated? I can hear the companyís accountants rubbing their hands together from here. Combine that with the presumptive renewal clause and domain name owners are well and truly stuck.

    Iíve devoted so much space to this one provision because it leaps out at you, but many of the others arenít exactly helpful to the Internet as a whole either. For example, thereís a provision about halfway through the 25-page contract that talks about traffic data. It states in part that "Nothing in this Agreement shall preclude Registry Operator from making commercial use of, or collecting, traffic data regarding domain names or non-existent domain names for purposes such as, without limitation, the determination of the availability and health of the Internet, pinpointing specific points of failure, characterizing attacks and misconfigurations, identifying compromised networks and hosts and promoting the sale of domain names, provided however, that such use does not disclose domain name registrant or end-user information or other Personal Data..."

    What do you get when you combine the ability to make use of commercial traffic data with the ability to charge variable pricing? Well, how about a registry that can look at the popularity of a domain that hasnít even been sold yet based on the traffic data and then charge accordingly? Thatís called domain tasting, and it leaves a lot of domain name holders with a bitter taste in their mouths. When you consider that this provision, as it is worded, lets registries do this for domain names that are already registered, itís enough to make you feel like youíre on borrowed time.

    ICANN is holding a board meeting on September 13, at which it is supposed to discuss the comments it has received about the proposed agreements. It remains to be seen whether it will do the right thing. Given its past history, however, Iím not holding my breath.


    DISCLAIMER: The content provided in this article is not warranted or guaranteed by Developer Shed, Inc. The content provided is intended for entertainment and/or educational purposes in order to introduce to the reader key ideas, concepts, and/or product reviews. As such it is incumbent upon the reader to employ real-world tactics for security and implementation of best practices. We are not liable for any negative consequences that may result from implementing any information covered in our articles or tutorials. If this is a hardware review, it is not recommended to open and/or modify your hardware.

    WEB HOSTING NEWS ARTICLES

    - FreedomPop Offering Open Wi-Fi Service
    - Go Daddy Goes to India
    - Netelligent, Savvis Add New Canadian Web Hos...
    - World IPv6 Launch Happens Today
    - IT Teams Struggle to Keep Pace with Malware
    - Lulz Security Hacks CIA, Takes Requests
    - Apple Unveils iCloud
    - Rackspace Introduces Cloud Load Balancers
    - Amazon Offers Cloud Drive, Disses Music Indu...
    - New Android.Pjapps Trojan
    - Copyright Fight over Hurt Locker Downloads I...
    - Data Reveals Many Browsers Remain Unpatched
    - PandaLabs Report - What Happens to Stolen In...
    - Safari Books Online Review
    - Hackers Targeting Human Rights Groups

    Developer Shed Affiliates

     




    © 2003-2017 by Developer Shed. All rights reserved. DS Cluster - Follow our Sitemap