RE: [DNS] More on the issue of reseller / registrar relationship

RE: [DNS] More on the issue of reseller / registrar relationship

From: Sean Finn <sean§teknol.com.au>
Date: Mon, 23 Jun 2003 15:46:35 +1000
Ron,

Dont have much time to yabber, have work to do, but, a couple of points.

I was referring to all in general, not trying to rebut your statements, i
think it is an excellent idea.

The diversity of interest in the groups represented on this list, however,
would make the resultant registrar suffer from too many cheifs and not
enough indians syndrome.

I would not become a reseller of such a scheme, as my confidence in the
leadership of a community registrar would leave me to beleive that once
interest was lost, it would collapse. (Interest being valued initially in
saving a buck, as well as having greater flexibility) but once it was felt
it became too much work for too little return, i do not beleive it would
survive the first three or four internal disputes. Real world viability is
unfortunately measured in dollars. It *must* be a commercial interest to
remain viable, and hence stable.

Again, just my 2 cents, im off to do some work now. :D

-Sean.

-----Original Message-----
From: Ron Stark [mailto:ronstark&#167;snapsite.com.au]
Sent: Monday, 23 June 2003 3:12 PM
To: dns&#167;lists.auda.org.au
Subject: RE: [DNS] More on the issue of reseller / registrar
relationship


It was never on my radar that resellers create their _own_ registrar.  I
think that doing so would considerably weaken any collective reseller
position, and simply create the converse of the competitor scenario of which
I've complained.

Sean, if that's what you meant when you said that it's unworkable, then I'm
with you.

My interest is primarily in redressing resellers' currently weak position.
In terms of auDA policy, resellers don't even exist.   Consequently we have
no protection through auDA whatsoever, other than in the realm of domain
names.  Our vulnerability . however, is peripheral to that.

I believe that there are likely to be enough registrars who would agree not
to compete in our territory, so we needn't compete in theirs.  We need to
help those "independents" to succeed - without them we're even more
vulnerable.

Ron Stark



>-----Original Message-----
>From: Richard Archer [mailto:rha&#167;juggernaut.com.au]
>Sent: Monday, 23 June 2003 2:08 PM
>To: dns&#167;lists.auda.org.au
>Subject: RE: [DNS] More on the issue of reseller / registrar
>relationship
>
>
>At 13:55 +1000 23/6/03, Sean Finn wrote:
>
>>That idea, in my opinion, is not sound.
>>
>>Its great in theory, but wont work in practice. :)
>
>I agree that the idea would be difficult to put into practice,
>however I feel it is worthy of further discussion.
>
>Generally these sort of concepts wither and die of their own
>accord. Or sometimes an existing commercial provider picks up
>the ball and runs with it. We'll see how this one turns out.
>
> ...R.
>
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