RE: [DNS] Registrant Agreements

RE: [DNS] Registrant Agreements

From: Auer, Karl James <karl.auer§id.ethz.ch>
Date: Tue, 24 Jun 2003 15:58:42 +0200
> Having a reseller agreement with a registrar does not bind 
> the registrant to a contract with a third party (the registrar).

Here's an example - a performer has an agent. The agent looks for a venue that wants the performer to perform. The venue then hires the performer, not the agent. The contract is between the venue and the performer, but the agent manages the relationship and is in many cases authorised to sign on behalf of the performer - i.e., a contract exists between the performer and the agent which then in a certain limited context permits the agent to bind the performer to other contracts. The relationship between the agent and the performer benefits both, as does the relationship between the performer and the venue.

In the case of registrars, the situation is even simpler, because of the straightforward nature of the contract, the standardisation of all contracts, and the low risk posed by entering the contract.

I can see no reason whatsoever to not allow resellers to act as agents for registrants *provided* the registrant is kept informed.

> I'm basing this on the already stated legal opinion in this 
> forum that a contract between the reseller and the registrant
> is not acceptable as authority to act on behalf of the registrant.

That would have to depend on the contract. I don't recall seeing the "legal opinion", but as you've stated it, it sounds like a not very good one...

Regards, K.

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