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Username: onmove
Date/Time: Sun, August 12, 2001 at 11:47 PM GMT
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Subject: Afilias, time is running out for you, read on why............


      In this forum, some of our well-meaning friends have expressed the view which runs something like this " well, it is true that sunrise period has been a fiasco but, there is little that Afilias can do at this point of time because if they make changes in the policy they will be slammed with number of court cases". 

Not true. There is no legal impediments to effecting any changes in "Afilias Sunrise Registration Challenge Policy .info  Clause 7 of said policy is reproduced below:

Quote 7.  Policy Modifications.
      Afilias reserves the right to modify this Policy at any time with the permission of ICANN.  We will post the revised Policy at htt:// at least fifteen (15) days before it becomes effective.  Unless this Policy has already been invoked by the submission of a challenge to the Center, in which event the version of the Policy in effect at the time it was invoked will apply to you until the dispute is over, all such changes will be binding upon you with respect to any Domain Name registration dispute, whether the dispute arose before, on or after the effective date of the change.  In the event that you object to a change in this Policy, your sole remedy is to cancel your Domain Name registration with us, provided that you will not be entitled to a refund of any fees you paid to us.  The revised Policy will apply to you until you cancel your Domain Name registration.Unquote

Afilias+ICANN do you see, only one holding you back to do the right thing is YOU?  THINK! you have nothing to loose and every thing to gain.  ICANN, you can salvage your reputation, at-least partially, that you don't listen!

Afilias, least you can do by tomorrow is to announce postponement of  the challenge round for a couple of weeks. Ofcourse, after getting permission from ICANN.  That shouldn't take long.  This will be well within 15 days notice period that you are required to give to effect any modification in the Policy and at the same time it will give you valuable time to think things over and make changes, if necessary.

I am praying that good sense will prevail.




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