In Reply to Parent Post by Hershal
As I struggled to catch up on the thread, I got the impression of an "us vs them" flavor in some of the posts.
Folks, we may be on different oars, but we're in the same boat!
The title of this thread is "Are 3rd party ...allowed to provide "Recommendations".
I would refer you to my article in the Reading Room about "Auditing - at the Dawn of Opportunity" in which you will see my views that registrars must be allowed to provdie solutions etc to problems because as you rightly say, Hershal, we ARE all in the same boat and considering the current economic performance of the US economy (Current account deficit, exchange rate, fiscal deficit etc) it is not doing as well as politicians would have one believe. It is time to DUMP COI concerns and allow anyone who has useful knowledge and solutions to help business improve.
So, this thread's question should really now be : "Is it time to remove the constraints under which registrars have been expected to operate", which is what I raise in that speech. We must look ahead. The current title of this thread does not move us forward and business cannot wait on us getting our house in order.