Registry restrictions

Gervase Markham gerv at
Mon May 5 22:42:26 CEST 2008

Paul Hoffman wrote:
>> (3) For any given thing we try to push off to the registry, are
>> we offering advice or do we think we have some leverage on
>> telling registries what they "MUST" do?
> The former, only. We can't force anyone to do anything.

Which I think leads to a useful principle. We can "safely" leave to 
registries any action, the failure to do which will impact only that 
registry or its customers. They have full permission to shoot themselves 
in the foot. We should embed in the protocol any safety measure or 
restriction which, if not followed, allows a registry to shoot other 
registries or their customers in the foot.


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