[WSIS CS-Plenary] Fwd: RE: [icann-board] Fwd: [GKD-DOTCOM] Cyber-Security and E-commerce
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Mon Oct 4 16:25:23 BST 2004
The post was made to attract the attention of the IG WG to an issue I see
as important to the work of that group. It is not meant for discussion.
Regarding the issue of denying IP addresses on the basis of 'possible
fraud', I guess this is totally unfair. I have investigated an 'African'
scam e-mail to a hosting service in France. Unfortunately, when I tried to
contact the technical and administrative contacts of the service as listed
in whois, the e-mail was returned back to me as there was no such an
e-mail address. Would it be fair to treat France the same way as
Macedonia? I do not think so.
I believe though that each ISP/hosting service should be responsible for
making sure that an authentic contact information are supplied for each
web site. Only sites that do not have a functioning administrative and/or
technical contact should be temporarily blocked until the problem is
corrected. This may be should be the problem of the 'registrar'.
I thank Vittorio Bertola for his comment.
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From: plenary-admin at wsis-cs.org [mailto:plenary-admin at wsis-cs.org] On
Behalf Of Vittorio Bertola
Sent: Monday, October 04, 2004 6:37 AM
To: plenary at wsis-cs.org
Cc: marta at unet.com.mk; Vinton G. Cerf
Subject: Re: [WSIS CS-Plenary] Fwd: RE: [icann-board] Fwd: [GKD-DOTCOM]
Cyber-Security and E-commerce
On Sun, 03 Oct 2004 22:15:02 +0300, Veni Markovski <veni at veni.com> wrote:
>please, feel free to forward this to the GKD-DOTCOM mailing list. I am
>writing to Marta from Makedonia, as well. Hope this brings some more
>into the discussion.
>I hope that we can keep the communication off the mailing list, if
>are not interested.
I find this episode (if I understand it well) really interesting. Of
course it is true that, as Vint said, there is no obligation to do
business in every country - but the ICANN registry/registrar system, as a
whole, has to guarantee access to generic domain names to the whole world.
In other words, as long as it is a single registrar refusing to do
business with Macedonia or Bulgaria, you could still accept it as normal
business dynamics; but if a significant percentage of ICANN's accredited
registrars did the same, then the situation would be unacceptable, as it
would unfairly discriminate access from certain parts of the world to a
globally shared resource.
Perhaps ICANN has to think at how it can solve this problem by preserving
market competition while still ensuring a sort of "universal service"
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