Email Portability Approved by Knesset Committee

Robert Bonomi bonomi at
Tue Feb 23 02:27:36 UTC 2010

> From at  Mon Feb 22 09:10:55 2010
> Date: Mon, 22 Feb 2010 17:09:45 +0200
> From: Gadi Evron <ge at>
> To: NANOG Operators Group <nanog at>
> Subject: Email Portability Approved by Knesset Committee
> The email portability bill has just been approved by the Knesset's 
> committee for legislation, sending it on its way for the full 
> legislation process of the Israeli parliament.
> While many users own a free email account, many in Israel still make use 
> of their ISP's email service.
> According to this proposed bill, when a client transfers to a different 
> ISP the email address will optionally be his to take along, "just like" 
> mobile providers do today with phone numbers.
> This new legislation makes little technological sense, and will 
> certainly be a mess to handle operationally as well as beurocratically, 
> but it certainly is interesting, and at least the notion is beautiful.

Quick!  Somebody propose a snail-mail portability bill.  When a renter 
changes to a different landlord, his snail-mail address will be optionally
his  to take along, "just like" what is proposed for ISP clients.
> The proposed bill can be found here [Doc, Hebrew]:
> Linked to from this ynet (leading Israeli news site) story, here:
> I will update this as things evolve on my blog, here:
> 	Gadi.

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