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Username: JohnR
Date/Time: Sat, August 18, 2001 at 1:20 AM GMT
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Subject: Afilias centrainly does not want to kill the cybersquatters


Face it, cybersquatters are the biggest contributors to the domain industry.  ICANN knows it, knows it, every registrar knows it.  It is not the big corporations that make big contributions.  Ok, Maybe some like P&G that registered 1700 dot com domain names.

To kill the cybersquatters means to kill the domain business.  This is true with the new TLDs.  I would guess that that is why afilias does not want to seal any possible loophole.  For instance, the Afilias dispute policy allows challenge to disputable domain names. However, the challengers can not get any incentives.  The challengers are required to pay $250 for one dispute, yet no matter they win or lose, there is no way to guarantee the winning challengers to get the domain names.  That means you are not encouraged to challenge any dispute domain names.  In other words, the cybersquatters are virtually encouraged to register with less liabillity. See the point?

The cybersquatters are those that make the domain names the cyber gold.  It is those cybersquatters as well that make the ordinary registrants miserable.




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