[CCWG-ACCT] "Consumer Trust" in the Mission Statement
nigel at channelisles.net
Sat Jan 9 22:32:05 UTC 2016
"Furthermore,under EU law, the notion of consumer does not extend to
legal persons, even if they have a non-business character (e.g.
The Court of Justice has consis-
tently held that EU definitions of consumer must
not be given a wider interpretation."
On 01/09/2016 10:30 PM, Nigel Roberts wrote:
> The definition of 'consumer' in this is problematic.
> In EU legislation it generally excludes businesses. A common
> understanding would be a 'natural person acting outside the scope of an
> economic activity'.
> On 01/09/2016 09:56 PM, Bruce Tonkin wrote:
>> Hello Malcolm,
>>>> Even if rephrased, I don't think I understand what is intended to be
>>>> meant by "consumer trust".
>> It is a general term like human rights and public interest.
>> I think the key is that it needs to be grounded in what it means for
>> ICANN's limited mission.
>> If we are talking about domain names it could be that:
>> - a domain name resolves deterministically to a particular resource
>> connected to the Internet
>> (the implementation of DNSSEC at the root was intended to help with that)
>> - there is a legal person that can be contacted when there is a
>> problem with the operation of the domain name
>> (the collection and publication of contact information was intended to
>> help with that)
>> What it should not be in my personal view:
>> - anything to do with the content of a website that might be referred
>> to by the domain name
>> - anything to do with the characteristics of a legal person associated
>> with a domain name that might be inferred from the name
>> Bruce Tonkin
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