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
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.