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||Sun, September 9, 2001 at 3:51 PM GMT
||Microsoft Internet Explorer V5.0 using Windows 98
||Sunrise Squatters raised in Uruguay
The following message has just been read out at the Conference by Vint
Cerf, which I sent for the pre-lunch session:
"In the light of the following facts:
4981 names registered to one Austrian applicant who admits his claims are false :
none deleted. 5000 other applications, many with facially ludicrous details : none
deleted. False applications, like hawaii and maui.info, made for Afilias Board members
: none deleted. Requests from applicants themselves to delete their false names :
none deleted. Failure of Afilias to protect the interests and expenses of Landrush
customers, through inadequate scrutiny of appliactions, and loss of 95% of most popular
generic names to fraudsters. In the light of all these facts: Is the Afilias Sunrise
an "outstanding performance" as RlaPlante says, or is Robert Connelly's criticism
of an "abomination" Sunrise justified? And will the .info Landrush be SUSPENDED until
the Domebase solution can be implemented in a fair and orderly way? Is the 'testbed'
process so sacrosanct that it is more important than honesty, the protection of honest
Landrush customers, and the good name of Afilias and ICANN?"
Vint Cerf asked Stuart
Lynn if he wanted to comment but he declined.
So, yes, the issue of Sunrise Squatters
has been raised, and yes, it is possible to get your ideas heard.