On Sun, Oct 17, 1999 at 07:47:00PM +1200, mark(a)tracs.co.nz wrote:
Joe Abley wrote
The problem is that there are legitimate reasons
statistics that companies routinely do, which they should not be
required to reveal to their competitors. Note that Domainz is a
competitor to many other companies engaged in business related
to domain registration. ISOCNZ may have a conflict of interest in
dictating policy in this instance.
IMHO, ISOCNZ will have no confilict of interest. If we write a policy,
Domainz will follow it. If that disadvantages Domainz, then there's a
problem with the Domainz business model (I don't think there is :)
My point wasn't that Domainz would be directly disadvantaged by ISOCNZ
policy. My point was that other domain registering companies might well
be disadvantaged by ISOCNZ policy, which itself might benefit Domainz.
Even if it does disadvantage Domainz (and I can't
honestly see how, Joe),
they will follow the policy laid down by the Society. Domainz would not
be permitted to not follow an official policy in order to disadvantage
Again, I wasn't talking about Domainz being given dispensation not to
follow policy. I agree with you -- it is difficult to see how any ISOCNZ
policy on the NZ TLD could disadvantage Domainz :)
If the policy specifies what stats are required to be
on the webpage,
that's what will appear.
That's the point, isn't it? Take company A who has a particular
(legitimate) requirement to process the zone data in order to provide
some service to their customers. Under the policy you're alluding to,
they would need to tell Domainz exactly what kind of statistics they
are pulling, so that Domainz can put those stats on a web page.
So any advantage that company had in its novel business idea has
disappeared, because Domainz just published the relevant statistics
for all that company's competitors to see.
What's next, Joe? ;-)
Some more thorough reading of what I'm writing, I hope :)
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