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

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

From: Ron Stark <ronstark§snapsite.com.au>
Date: Tue, 24 Jun 2003 15:23:28 +1000
Steven, under the current policy a reseller has the relationship with the
registrant for all services _other than_ the domain name, and it's there
that the registrant has the direct relationship with the registrar.

As I've said before, the reseller _does not exist_ as far as the auDA model
goes.

Once again let me reiterate - I, as a reseller, am in full support of
protecting the registrant against the rogues who were so prevalent in our
industry.  On the other hand, as a reseller, I am against the situation in
which, by virtue of the fact that registrars have decided to offer services
similar to mine, I'm compelled to hand my customers to my competitors.

Some registrars may well say (as Enetica have inferred) that they won't
contact your client directly, but they, as registrars, are in fact compelled
to contact the registrants who are with them - in other words my clients.

The competing offerings may well be made indirectly, such as through their
website, but the fact remains that they do so through the unfair advantage
of having direct access to customers that I have given them.

And I have no choice in the matter.

Ron Stark

>-----Original Message-----
>From: Steven Ebsary [mailto:steven&#167;enuff.com]
>Sent: Tuesday, 24 June 2003 1:20 PM
>To: dns&#167;lists.auda.org.au
>Subject: Re: [DNS] More on the issue of reseller / registrar
>relationship
>
>
>>
>> Indeed, the Competition Policy Advisory Panel recommended
>(Policy compliance
>> checks - 2.4.3 & 2.4.4)
><www.auda.org.au/docs/auda-competition->final.html>: ...
>> that
>compliance checks for non-objective
>policy rules be approved by an
>> independent body before a domain name is submitted to the
>registry.  ... the
>> independent body would ensure fairer, more equitable and
>consistent application
>> of domain name policy rules.  ... would also guard against
>registrar-shopping by
>> registrants to obtain ?soft? policy compliance checking.
>>
>> The Panel recommendation at 2.4.3 was not implemented by
>auDA.  I can find no
>> explanation on the auDA website for auDA not accepting this
>recommendation.  The
>> auDA Board's decisions on the Final Report are at
>> <www.auda.org.au/about/minutes/board-200105.html>.
>
>As a reseller, we would like to put forward that resellers are
>able to hold an
>agreement with the registrant of a domain, and that there is
>no need for the registrant
>to deal/sign with the registrar. The reseller already has a
>agreements in place with the
>registrars to say they will abibe by all the policies, why
>cant the model extend right
>out to the reseller?
>
>Can this be any more simple?
>
>--
>Regards,
>
>Steven Ebsary
>
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