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||Tue, August 7, 2001 at 6:46 AM GMT
||Microsoft Internet Explorer V5.01 using Windows 95
||I would like to believe it but ....................
A. Afilias claims "it is simply not possible to validate
all of the information in each of these restrictive fields and maintain a competitive
How many fields are we talking about? essentially two and both
are not country specific. Let's examine:
1. TM/SM Date: Was it not possible
to program this field such that it will reject any date after October 1, 2000. Would
this have meant commiting large funds and making Afilias loose its competitive edge?
It would be hard to believe.
2. TM/SM field and requested second level domain (excluding
words .info) must match. Again, would this have meant commiting large funds and making
Afilias loose its competitive edge? It would be hard to believe.
B. Afilias says
"Whois was prematurely published before the processing of the first queue was complete".
I may be wrong but it gives the impression that the action of publishing was not
planned. I received E-mail from my registrar on August 2 informing me that
Whois goes live on August 3. The process appears to have gone as planned! what
is premature about it?
It is good that Afilias have started talking. We would
not have come to this pass if they had paid attention to debate on sunrise period
and generic words in various forums.