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.biz Update - September 9, 2001: In case you've been wondering why DomainRegistry.com
Inc. has not accepted "applications" for .biz names (while some other registrars
have) it centered around whether the process of applying for .biz names violated
state lottery or other laws. We were not able to determine whether we were legally
allowed to accept money for .biz "applications", when we couldn't guarantee to customers
that a name would actually get registered if multiple parties applied for the same
exact domain name. Well, as has been reported in the NY Times on 7/30/2001 (DomainRegistry.com
Inc. was quoted in that story), a class action lawsuit, has been filed in California
against Neulevel (the .biz registry operator), ICANN, and Registrars that had been
accepting, and, ironically, had not been accepting, applications. |
We will post
more information on how this effects the registration of .biz names as soon as it
is available. If you have filed an IP Claim, and selected DomainRegistry.com Inc.
as your registrar, note that we will not be able to submit an application for you.
(Thanks for choosing us, but you will need to find another registrar to take your
application for the name! As soon as the legal uncertainty over .biz disappears,
we will begin registering .biz names.)
Why some other registrars are accepting
applications: We have received questions from many customers asking why others have
been accepting pre-registration (or applications) for .biz names while DomainRegistry.com,
as mentioned, has not. First, many of those accepting applications are resellers
of ICANN accredited registrars, and are not aware of the potential legal problems.
Additionally, the suit has not been served on all ICANN accredited registrars, so
it is possible that they are not even aware of it or the potential problems. Lastly,
many ICANN accredited registrars may have made their own analysis of the legal merits
of the lawsuit, or the application process, and decided to take their chances, and
perhaps clean up the "mess" later.
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