I received advice on Sept. 5 from IDRegister (PSI USA Inc.) from whom I had purchased
13 preregistrations for names in the .info Landrush phase, that 10 of those names
had been registered in the Sunrise phase.
They didn't of course mention that these
10 names had been registered fraudulently - due as we all now know - to the inadequacy
of the .info rollout procedures and Afilias's unwillingness to protect the interests
and equity of the legitimate Sunrise and Landrush applicants.
As apparently IDR
has not received advice from Afilias to retain Landrush applications for names which
may have been fraudulently registered in Sunrise - IDR has taken it upon itself
to secure a profit from the unfortunate Landrushers by billing them as they have
done me - to the tune of USD$62.50 for each and every one of the names I had hoped
to have a chance to win in a straight Landrush phase - but that have been taken in
every case by frauds - whose bogus applications could so easily have been rejected
by either the registrar IDR of the registry Afilias.
I don't want the tokens to
purchase other names in the .info Landrush or in other extensions that IDR is offering
- I want a chance in a straight Landrush - I don't when it is run - as long as it
is straight and all names are in the barrel.
I don't remember ever reading the
currently stated IDR policy on unsuccessful applications reproduced here:
"IDR - Internet Domains Registry LTD policy toward unsuccessful
applications, is to allow the registrant to exchange the taken names with new domain
applications, during the LANDRUSH period and later on during normal (online) registration
period, also, you may exchange this credit toward other domain extensions (including
.com, .org, .net and the soon to be .name and .pro), if so please advise us.
exchange your names with new domain names, we will issue coupons for you, please
see details below.
Business Class customers, have the option to a refund after
deducting transaction fees or to have the full amount available for other purchases."
anyone with a pre-Sunrise record of the IDR policy on unsuccessful applications please
post a copy.
I expect to have to pay if I am in the race, and if I am successful
in registering a name for which I had bought a pre-registration - however - I do
not expect or agree to pay in this manner for the incompetence or criminal behaviour
The solution is so simple - either purge the frauds and run Landrush
late - or run Landrush on time in a manner described by the Domebase proposal.
the light of the manner in which Afilias and ICANN have run the .info rollout and
the way in which IDR are making profits from the cybersquatting permitted by Afilias
and ICANN, I plan to dispute each and every one of the ten charges against my credit
card by IDR.
What you do is your decision - but I hate seeing the few who orchestrated
the .info rollout and those who participated as registrars, get rich at my expense.
we continue to make a stand - shout, enough is enough, that there has been too much
abuse of power and influence, that the events of the Afilias .info rollout must never
be allowed to be repeated - there will be no change, and the people responsible for
the shame of .info will be left in their current positions to continue to abuse their
authority and trust, for their own benefit, at the expense of the broader Internet