Just received this e-mail from an accredited registrar who is appalled by what has
"I just wanted to compliment you guys on the fine job you
are doing. As the
owner of an accredited registrar who rejected names that were
clearly not proper during the Sunrise period, I have been appalled at the
of many other registrars. Of course, we are pushing Afilias to fix
I only have a small bit of information I can offer for your site. It
been brought to my attention that John Wb Lee, who you have listed as
registered fake names through Wooho T&C, is actually a corporate
office of that
registrar. So this appears to be yet another case a
registrar breaking the rules
and not being dealt with by Afilias.
Best of luck to you."
I am posting this
for investigation, not claiming (as yet) that is true : what seems undeniable is
that John Wb Lee has registered to date at least 22 names which include: africa argentina
bar brazil building columbia cool dhl finland game gmat jamaica northkorea pga pki
russia singapore sweden swiss tea tobacco tokyo.
These names seem to share the
same Trademark number in many cases: 213-81-27695
Could we please have clarification:
this ANOTHER case of registrar-level fraud
Or can Wooho or Afilias enlighten us
to put this straight?
And are Afilias STILL going to allow appliactions from Wooho?
If they do, what precisely does "accreditation" mean? And does that say anything
about the way Afilias protects consumers?
Their own Director, Robert Connelly -
decent man - has effectively walked out on the company with earliest implementable
effect, and called this Sunrise an "Abomination"
He has asked for the HONEST Landrush
applicants to be protected.
I repeat my calls to Afilias:
DELETE THE FALSE NAMES
(starting with the ones named above, and you might as well add Govinda Leopold's
hawaii, maui, and govinda.info)
Or better still:
ALSO STOP THE LANDRUSH until
you can implement THE DOMEBASE SOLUTION.
It's a question of what's right. And all
decent people from Mr Connelly to the honest registrar who sent me the message above
are now saying it.
STOP THE LANDRUSH - SUSPEND IT - UNTIL YOU ARE READY TO DO BUSINESS
PROPERLY AND HONORABLY with your customers.