Re: Just an idea
Ok I'm just going to summarise my answers here rather than answer your individual posts.
1) ICANN would need to be the one to mandate this, not any individual country, if ICANN mandated a 4 week delay from registration to go live than, the registrars would be responsible and would have to administer this at the risk of losing their registrar licence. No nation would need to get involved.
2) Where the site wants to be hosted is irrelevant. If it's on the registrar to police, then the page remains under registrar control until the 4 weeks has expired. Again at risk of losing their licence they will maintain this and it doesnt add any particular burden to anyone.
3) Zero days are found by security researchers as a rule, not by the company who created the software, this is often by watching the forums where these exploits are sold. A month of being able to watch and learn about a zero day before its able to be put into use, increases the likelihood of patching before the zero day can be exploited. This is not a guaranteed cure of course not, I never said it is, but the longer an exploit is out there, the more likely it is to be spotted and patched.
4) This would not be a solution against nation states or extremely well funded/skilled hackers, I said that in my previous post, but it WOULD go a long way to removing the less skilled hackers, the skiddies, etc, as it would raise the bar for what is needed to make a scheme like this work. Obtaining enough fake credentials to obtain a credit card in someone elses name is difficult (definitely not impossible for the skilled, but difficult). Obtaining a stolen credit card number is a piece of cake that any skiddie can do. By removing the low level attacks from the network, you allow your defenses to refocus on the really dangerous threats. This wouldnt remove those dangerous threats/effects, but it could remove the fog caused by lots of skiddie attacks and allow the more dangerous attacks to be spotted earlier.
5) Was there a 5? Anyway, I'll leave it there. It's been nice chatting with you Loyal. :)