I've decided to write a book about the whole .info roll-out because it really does
make a fascinating story, and because people involved at all levels of this affair
need to to be held accountable and need to be able to express their views.
end, I have so far been saving all correspondence, postings in fora, and details
on registrars websites. Can I encourage everybody with an interest in this to do
the same? Save your correspondence and any interesting information.
To date I have
some interesting letters from individuals inside ICANN, some letters from two employees
inside Afilias, a confession from a registrar about his deliberate invention of Trademarks
to get extra business "because it was obvious everyone else was doing it", evidence
from websites that registrars have invited non-Trademark holders to apply at Sunrise,
some very intriguing e-mails from some of the Board of Afilias, and a confession
from one of the leading fraudulent claimants.
What I will also be seeking is graphic
detail of how this process has harmed Landrush applicants, examples of money and
time lost, and copies of their mailings to Afilias with details of the responses
given (or not given).
I have additional evidence of certain collaborations which
deserve to be published and placed in the public domain.
I'm not trying to hijack
this affair, so if someone else is thinking of writing a similar book, please feel
free to get in touch. However I am a published novelist here in the UK with plenty
of experience of how to put these things together, and a brother in publishing who
will get it produced.
I hope lessons can be learned from this affair. As things
stand, a great injustice has occurred. It remains to be seen whether Afilias will
take action to put that right. If they don't, OK, but posterity will read all about