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||STOP ICANN's Property Theft and Destruction of Pre-existing Internet Domain Name Space
By allowing ICANN/NeuLevel to introduce the conflicting
Top Level Domain (TLD) ".BIZ", the ICANN, NeuLevel, and the DOC are effectively destabilizing
the internet. This could be directly responsible for the destruction of my business
property, and the property rights of thousands of other .BIZ business owners!|
As you know, the DOC and ICANN have promised to maintain the stability of the internet
DNS space and promote competition and consumer choice. This agreement is on public
record: "MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
AND INTERNET CORPORATION FOR ASSIGNED NAMES AND NUMBERS" http://www.ntia.doc.gov/ntiahome/domainname/icann-memorandum.htm
Atlantic Root (ARNI) has maintained a .BIZ TLD registry since the mid-1990s. Thousands
of small business owners like myself have registered domains and have invested heavily
in developing infrastructure to support their online communications and commerce
using these .BIZ domains.
3) Instead of stabilizing and coordinating, ICANN (and
their friends at NeuLevel) are attempting to introduce colliding TLD registries.
At the very least, due diligence would dictate that ICANN carefully ensure that their
choice for new TLDs did not conflict with existing registries. Instead, ICANN is
attempting to usurp the property of thousands of small businesses in complete disregard
for the law and for their agreement with the DOC.
I view these actions as criminal
and anti-competitive. ICANN has broken it's agreement with DOC and has decided to
use it's influence to usurp this valuable TLD for it's own ends.
I welcome any
comments and suggestions on how to prevent this from creating further damage to the
internet as we know it.
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- STOP ICANN's Property Theft and Destruction of Pre-existing Internet Domain Name Space dotbizowner, June 20, 2001 @ 11:49 PM (2/2)