Michele Neylon, who runs Irish domain registrar Blacknight, just posted a blog entry about what he thinks the changes would mean for domain registrants.
The title is spot on: Don’t Make Us Treat Our Customers Like Criminals!
Neylon is well versed in ICANN and the current negotiations over the contract for domain registrars. He understands the nuance of every proposal out there. So it’s worth reading his take.
He also had recent experience partnering up with Google to give small businesses in Ireland a free web site. Most shied away from Ireland’s .ie domains since they had to jump through more hoops to register them — which is exactly what law enforcement wants to require of all domain registrants.