downright criminal deception and fraud - and those are
just the good things about the Afilias/ICANN .info rollout. (I won't differentiate
between Afilias and ICANN due to the incestuous nature of their Boards of Directors
who are personally and collectively responsible for the shameful events of the .info
I posted earlier that my credit card had been hit on to the tune of USD$62.50
by IDRegister via PSI USA Inc. for every Landrush name I had preregistered through
them that had been fraudulently registered in Sunrise.
Taken to its natural conclusion,
were every unscrupulous registrar to do as IDR have done, raided my credit card account,
when the industry's controlling body ICANN, the responsible - I use the term losely
- registry Afilias, and the registrars could have ensured that the fraudulent Sunrise
applications were not processed, then I could have a credit card bill of 10 x 10
x USD$62.50 = USD$6,250 for what - no show, not even a start in the Landrush stakes.
IDR have done - as I have little chance of making them any more money with my three
remaining preregistrations I have through them for Landrush - IDR have taken the
opportunity to grab some cash and effectively reduce my capability of paying for
any of the other names I have registered through other registrars.
to continue feeding on minnows, the sharks are ensuring that other sharks can't feed.
Black Wednesday 12 September, I wouldn't be surprised if I have no credit with which
to pay for any .info domain I might win in the lottery.
Just as a footnote on stealth,
my credit card printout indicates that DomainDirect/Tucows has evidently been purging
my Landrush preregistrations and crediting my account as the names I had wanted to
have a chance to win in Landrush were fraudulently registered in Sunrise.
grateful for the credits - not all the registrars are as low as IDR - however, I
would not have know that Tucows was purging Landrush preregistration unless I had
detected irregularities in my accounts.
I hope that when the shit settles, sites
like Domebase, the internet challenge and ICANNwatch maintain a perpetual record
of the performances of the different registrars during this saga in order that new
and oldcommers may choose to boycot those who decided to join the feeding frenzy.