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Phased Equitable Reallocation of Non-Compliant .INFO Sunrise Domain Names

  • To: <comments-info-renewal-03jun13@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Subject: Phased Equitable Reallocation of Non-Compliant .INFO Sunrise Domain Names
  • From: "Chris Chaplow" <chris@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 24 Jun 2013 23:29:31 +0200


When one purchases a lottery ticket,  the purchaser will submit to a T&C clause 
accepting that the Lottery Company selects the winning number, but  on the  
assumption that the winning number is randomly selected and not selected in 
order to maximize company earnings.

I wish to express concern at the dubious manner Afilias have implemented RSEP 

This is the only RSEP that I have followed closely as applicant, It is Request 
2008008  “Phased Equitable Reallocation of  Non-Compliant .INFO Sunrise Domain 
Names”     <http://www.icann.org/en/resources/registries/rsep?page=4> 

When the Afilias proposal was posted for public comment Michele Neylon 

“One of my concerns with this proposal is that without there being a certain 
degree of transparency there is very little to stop the  registry operator from 
 putting a lot of the names up for auction directly.” 
See  <http://forum.icann.org/lists/info-sunrise-amendment/msg00001.html> 

Unfortunately this comment was ignored by the Board, and was not implemented by 
the Staff in the contract, perhaps on the general assumption that Afilias would 
act in the public interest and implement an equitable reallocation of names. 

This comment turned out to be insightful since only 85 of 1231 names were 
allocated under the Phase 1: Request for Proposals (RFP) phase.  
Afilias unilaterally discarded the remaining RFP¹s (costing 250€ per 
application) in order to gain financial advantage by moving directly into the 
Phase 2:   Auction phase in December 2012 to and thus collecting the auction 

See:  <http://info.info/sunrise-dispute-reallocation> 
http://info.info/sunrise-dispute-reallocation (85 number)
   (1231 Number)

Of the 85 names that were allocated in April 2011, most are now for resale, do 
not resolve or redirect, demonstrating non compliance with the RFP. Afilias 
have ignored my request to enforce the terms of their own RFP.  ICANN 
compliance advise me “ICANN does not have authority to require Afilias to 
enforce this language.” 

Afilias have not been transparent and not kept the community informed about the 

 <http://info.info/> http://info.info/  
Last news update April 2011, 
Auctions took place December 2012 through June 2013.

I urge ICANN Board to take the opportunity of the .info  contract renewal to 
request a review of the implementation of RSEP 2008008.

Submitted Respectfully,



Chris Chaplow
Managing Director
Andalucia.com S.L.
Avenida del Carmen 9
Ed. Puertosol, Puerto Deportivo
1ª Planta, Oficina 30
Estepona, 29680
Malaga, Spain
Tel: + (34) 952 897 865
Fax: + (34) 952 897 874
E-mail:  <mailto:chris@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> chris@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Web:  <http://www.andalucia.com/> www.andalucia.com
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