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What exactly are your motivations? I see you have developed
into the "ultimate critic", however you do nothing but sit on the fence. You believe
that ICANN and Afilias are organizations run by geniuses with armies of lawyers and
strategic tacticians when in reality they are nothing but symbols of ineptitude being
managed by marketing and political types.|
Make no mistake about it, what has transpired
with the .info fiasco will go down in history as the beginning of the end for ICANN
as it stands today.
I believe the comments made by Rachel and Antipodes were just
reactions to the realization that the purging of the queues is a foregone conclusion.
Quite a few people including myself had the strong notion that LandRush-2 was going
to be a brand new game. In absence of Afilias making any public statements on the
matter some thought that they might at least consider this aspect of the "DomeBase"
You need to own up and belong to one of the groups of people that have
a vested interest in this whole space, here are some definitions, tell us were you
1. Accidental Cheat: a SunRise cheat who registered one or a couple of names
knowing he/she wasn't supposed to but figured he/she is doing no harm.
Cheat: we know who these are, too bad for them they didn't think about their registration
details long enough.
3. Late Fraudster: a SunRise cheat who saw his LandRush
chances turning into smoke and figured hey I will do a couple of SunRise fakes just
to have something going.
4. LandRush Speculator: Almost everyone who pr-registered
more than one name falls into this category.
5. LandRush Bystander: someone who
was interested in a name or a theme that he/she intended to make good on developing
it into something useful.
6. Sunrise TM holder: companies with brands that they
wanted to protect.
7. Honest Registrar: the few that actually make money from
registering domains and providing services.
8. Weasel Registrar: companies that
started the Sunrise stampede with the hopes of hiding their own speculative interests.
Late registrars: those are the ones that took too long to build their pre-reg model
only to find that yet once again they missed the boat.
Somewhere in here you belong,
my feeling is that you are most likely a 3. It suits your character, you enjoy sitting
on the fence and spitting both ways. if Afilias comes-through, you might score one
of your long-gone prized names, if Afilias botches the whole thing up, you might
get to keep those fraud registrations you did during Sunrise.
I could be wrong,
but then I'm sure you will correct me shortly....
P.S. In case you are wondering,
I am a speculator (4) who has lost a 4 figure sum courtesy of some of the aforementioned