Registry restrictions

Vint Cerf vint at
Tue May 6 00:17:46 CEST 2008

that's a vivid but useful characterization, Gerv.


On May 5, 2008, at 4:42 PM, Gervase Markham wrote:

> 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.
> Gerv
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