Re: [ga] More on Sitefinder suspension
The story might have legs but its going no where. And its nice to sit
in our armchairs and talk about penalties but just how on Earth are you
going to impose them? I dont care if you want 5 days 90 days or 90 year
suspensions. For ICANN to impose a suspension they need some cluase in
the contract that Verisign has breached in implementing Sitefinder. Do
you not think they would have acted by now had they something to work
with? They have as much power to legally stop verisign's sitefinder as I
have to stop you from talking about imposing penalties or suspensions.
Now I can ask you niceley. I can reason with you. I can bluster. I can
call you all sorts of names but at the end of the day... I cannot stop
you from talking about suspensions. And ICANN can not force Verisign to
susspend their service.
Worse, the sad fact is...anything ICANN might try do to stop Verisign
would cause ICANN itself to quickly face legal action.
Joanna Lane wrote:
This story has legs. It's today's lead in Technology News at the BBC, where
the headline and ticker is: "Site finding system faces suspension"
Convening a committee of half a dozen Verisign appointees to deliberate the
pros and cons while the system remains operational, is not going to fly in
this climate. A 90 day Sitefinder suspension by the ICANN Board is in order,
followed by a request to the SOs to develop a consensus based decision.
Anybody up for convening a GNSO Task Force?
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