[CCWG-ACCT] "Consumer Trust" in the Mission Statement

Nigel Roberts nigel at channelisles.net
Mon Jan 11 10:41:11 UTC 2016

> In any event, we should not be cherry-picking the AoC here.  "Consumer
> trust" is an integral part of those commitments.  We should not
> eviscerate this commitment.


Please not underestimate the difficulty of re-purposing legal terms 
which have a defined meaning in 27 Countries.

For example, in many ccTLDs there is specific language in the 
Registration Agreement relating to consumers (and by implication 
consumer trust).

Section 1 of the Nominet Registrant Agreement, for example, states

‘consumer' – You are a consumer if you are an individual not 
registering, using or planning to use the domain name as part of a
business, trade or profession. This corresponds to the legal definition.

This is really important as it affects consumer rights, and consumer 
trust throughout the Single Market, and IN PARTICULAR data privacy 
rights over WHOIS.

(I still find it curious that the ICANN community think that its policy 
development supersedes directly applicable legislation.)

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