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Re: [anti-spam-wg] Fwd: Re: Re: NCC#2007083003 Fwd: DELIVERY FAILURE:

  • To: der Mouse mouse@localhost
  • From: Dave Crocker dhc@localhost
  • Date: Sun, 26 Aug 2007 22:08:54 -0400
  • Cc: apwg-chairs@localhost, address-policy-wg@localhost, anti-spam-wg@localhost
  • Organization: Brandenburg InternetWorking
  • Reply-to: dcrocker@localhost

der Mouse wrote:
The scope of this problem is much larger than ICANN or the Internet.
We need to press for the same application of power against
communication abusers by the equivalent authorities who assign
telephone numbers and postal addresses.

I don't think so.  In neither case is there the same kind of mismatch
between authority and responsibility.

In the case of telephone numbers, the delegated-to entities (the
telcos) do take the responsibility - they don't ignore abuse.  Filing

They have specific statutory rights and obligations as carriers, not as registrars. (Note, for example, that number portability now nicely separates the registration function from carriage.)

A domain registrar is not the carrier of content.

In the case of postal addresses, there is no intermediate layer - the
same entity that is the top-level manager is also the bottom-level

Actually, that's not correct.

The post office assigns postal units, typically aligned with city/town boundaries and subdivided by postal code/zip code. But they do not define city/town boundaries and they do not assign street names or numbers.

Again, carriage is distinguished from registration.



  Dave Crocker
  Brandenburg InternetWorking