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||DomeBase Proposal, Land Rush II, and Roles of Registrars/stry
While the orginal DomeBase Proposal (like
the Simple Solution) did not include a Land Rush II and, in my view, was simpler
-- I think that the time window for adoption of the original DomeBase Proposal is
almost closed. Thus, the revised DomeBase proposal includes a Land Rush II.
I agree with you that adoption of the DomeBase Proposal will require action by registrars
and that the mechanics of pre-registration fees and/or refunds focus on the registrar
level, but I also agree with Rachel that it will take leadership/announcement from
Afilias. Right now there is no announcement at all about Land Rush II.
Registrars need to know what will happen to take the proper steps. I think
that the window on implementation of the revised DomeBase Proposal will close next
week. In fact, DomainDirect appears to be already giving Land Rush pre-registrants
partial refunds. If this means that the whole structure of pre-registration
for the Land Rush (I) is being eroded, then this severely limits options. Does anyone
know whether DomainDirect is keeping track of pre-registrations to preserve options
after partial refunds?
P.S. Thanks Rachel for your kind words in earlier posts.
I have been working hard on this issue and have not been paid, but I am not a saint.
I am partly motivated by a desire to see what is right done, but I also have some
pre-registrations in the Land Rush and thus have some selfish motivation as well.
:) I have tried, however, to be objective in my analyzes (e.g. conservative
estimates of bogus registrations) and balanced in my proposals (considering interests
counter to my own).