( I apologize is someone said this all ready)
solution can be very easy if we think about it...
What about a "first alternate"
system, like the Olympics?
The best runner gets the right to go(Fraudsters), but
there is an alternate waiting in case that runner gets hurt (Land Rusher).
in essence, Afilias needs to allow the individuals participating in the Land Rush
the ability register as First Alternate for ALL NAMES REGISTERED DURING THE SUNRISE
PERIOD! Then, if the first alternate wishes to challenge, they can do so knowing
that if they win, they get to keep the name.
database process to set up given the limited time Afilias has to work with, thereby
*Land Rushers who have been gearing up for months don't end up
wasting all that time and energy. They can proceed business as usual and now
hope they get that first alternate spot, which based on the amount of fraud is as
good as getting the name!
*True trademark holders who followed the rules and registered
during the Sunrise Period have nothing to fear.
*Afilias does not have to worry
about the hassels of challenging names on their own, they can keep their challenge
process intact and even make a couple bucks doing it.
*Afilias actually makes MORE
money because they will get paid twice for the same domains! (I recommend not refunding
the Fraudsters cash)
*.info is launched on time and the Internet community can
begin embracing it (just in time for the holidays and www.dieting.info)
simple to me....any comments?