Like many others I sufferred a 100% hit rate by Sunrise fraudsters on the domains
at the top of my wish list - and will pay at least USD$500 in registrar admin fees
for having had the privilege of dealing with Afilias.
Afilias now want me
to back up at some future date, for what, a Landrush 2 and again pay non-refundable
charges for the chance to queue names - or - take my chances against the registrars
when the names are "released to the public".
I am sorry, I have seen Afilias and ICANN for
what they are and the Afilias .info rollout for what it has been.
I've paid my
dues and I am a fully paid-up victim. I'm bitchin and I am not planning to
However, if you want to be more than a sewing circle often producing more
heat than light, then don't bet the media are watching - write/post to them, and
yes, hunt daily for fraudulently registered names for Richard's site (I know I bitch
good - but ask Richard - he gets almost daily lists from me) and post here evidence
of continuing registrar scams.
And don't bet the authorities are watching - post
your complaints to the following address
will get you to the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Department of Justice
and National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C) Internet Fraud Complaint Center (IFCC).
whingeing, bitchin friend from Down Under.