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Username: jman
Date/Time: Mon, September 10, 2001 at 4:01 AM GMT
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Subject: No movement from Afilias

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Excerpt from Reuters story about ICANN meeting:

"Controversy over Afilias' ".info" domain continued as well, as board member Robert Connelly resigned in protest over the company's proposed remedy to widespread claim-jumping of many of the most desirable names such as "finance.info" during a preregistration period.

Afilias, a consortium of 18 domain-name firms, estimates that 10 percent of its 53,000 preregistered names may be held by applicants who took advantage of a "sunrise period" for trademark holders by claiming to hold bogus trademarks. Outside estimates range as high as 25 percent.

Chief marketing officer Roland LaPlante said the company was sticking with its plan to challenge questionable trademark holders in December, and that Connelly had been disgruntled with Afilias before the preregistration issue arose.

"I think Bob's action reflects his frustration with his inability to personally control Afilas's management," LaPlante said."

     
 


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