[policy] When Tech Meets Policy...

Carl Karsten carl at personnelware.com
Mon Aug 13 20:00:52 UTC 2007

Chris L. Morrow wrote:
> On Mon, 13 Aug 2007, Steve Atkins wrote:
>> On Aug 13, 2007, at 11:03 AM, Chris L. Morrow wrote:
>>> So, to be clear folks want to make it much more difficult for
>>> grandma-jones to return the typo'd: mygramdkids.com for
>>> mygrandkids.com
>>> right?
>> If grandma-jones orders custom stationery and doesn't
>> manage to spell her name correctly, she'll end up with
>> misspelled stationery. The main difference is that
>> a misspelled domain name is likely to be a much cheaper
>> mistake than misspelled stationery.
> I picked on example, there have been plenty of examples in the past of
> folks just barely able to come up with 7$/yr for domain registration and
> using donated hosting for their non-profit thing. I think the root isue
> is: there is consumer protection today in the purchase system, do we want
> to remove that in the future. Or do we want to find another method to
> crack down on this problem without hurting consumers?

Assuming a change takes place (which I doubt, but will ignore)  I bet a small 
non refundable fee (like $1) would drastically reduce the problem.

Carl K

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