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

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

From: Jon Lawrence <jon§jonlawrence.com>
Date: Mon, 23 Jun 2003 12:33:20 +0100
Why don't you just go to the relatively insignificant trouble of becoming
a registrar yourself?

>-- Original Message --
>Reply-To: dns&#167;lists.auda.org.au
>From: "Ron Stark" <ronstark&#167;snapsite.com.au>
>To: <dns&#167;lists.auda.org.au>
>Date: Mon, 23 Jun 2003 10:52:56 +1000
>Subject: [DNS] More on the issue of reseller / registrar relationship
>
>
>To me the central issue is whether, as a reseller, I'm empowering a
>competitor to my own detriment.
>
>My customer list (as distinct from my contact list) is a key asset to my
>business.  As a reseller of domain names I'm obligated to not only disclose
>that list, but to entrust it to my registrar.  Having inherited my customer,
>that registrar can then approach them with impunity, because auDA's
>jurisdiction does not extend beyond domain names.
>
>If my registrar offers competing services to my clients I have a serious
>reservation in dealing with that registrar.  If a registrar approaches
my
>_potential_ customer and wins the business, that's fair competition.  If
>my
>registrar simply adopts my _existing_ customer and takes my business, that's
>piracy.
>
>I know of no other commercial endeavour in which a business is compelled
>to
>hand over their customers to their competitors, with neither protection
not
>recourse.  And here's a challenge to registrars - who will give a cast
iron
>guarantee that I as a reseller am not at risk from such predatory business
>practice.
>
>Is there anybody out there interested in establishing a Reseller's
>Association to restore some balance / equity in this minefield of reseller
>/
>registrar relationships?
>
>Ron Stark
>mailto:ronstark&#167;snapsite.com.au
>
>
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