Uniregistry published a press release this morning calling for a “Domain Name ‘Bill of Rights.'” Here’s an excerpt from the press release:
“Uniregistry, the world-renowned domain name registration company called today for the creation of a domain name “Bill of Rights” to guarantee every domain name owner a formal “due process” when being faced with accusations and demands for censorship.”
I am curious if readers think this ‘Bill of Rights’ is needed. Customers are able to change their domain registrar fairly easily if necessary, although it can be a bit of a hassle. In addition, if several registrars give a domain name the boot, a domain owner can end up spending time and money transferring a domain name until it finds a registrar. From a registrar’s perspective, it might be appealing to have a third party make a ruling about a domain name transfer rather than having to make a potentially inflammatory ruling on its own.
The press release doesn’t really dive into what a ‘Bill of Rights’ for domain names would entail or what body would oversee it.
Do you think it is necessary? Vote in the poll below. If you do think it is necessary, what would you include in it?