NEWTOWN, PA - September 12, 2001 - In keeping with the obligation to
inform the general public, Afilias, the registry selected by ICANN to operate the
new .INFO top-level domain (TLD), will be accepting registrations from the general
public for .INFO domain names effective September 12.
"In the wake of the tragic
events in New York and our nation's capitol, this communication is simply a matter
of public disclosure," said Afilias' Chief Marketing Officer, Roland LaPlante. "Clearly
all attention should be focused on the innocent victims, as well as their loved ones."
for .INFO names must be received at the registry prior to the September 18 deadline
in order to be included in the first batch of names to be awarded to the general
public. After September 18, a second batch will be run, followed by an ongoing period
of real-time registrations expected to begin in early October. .INFO names can be
through more than 60 Afilias-authorized registrars. For a list of Afilias' authorized
registrars, please visit
NEWTOWN, PA - September 17, 2001 - Afilias, the .INFO
registry, today announced that due to the tragic events of September 11, it has modified
its registration schedule for the public rollout of the new .INFO domain. Afilias
will now accept requests for domain names to be processed as part of the initial
queue of names through September 21,
2001, modified from the original date of
"With deference to all affected by the tragic circumstances surrounding
the events of September 11, Afilias felt it necessary to make some schedule changes
to ensure fairness to all registrants, and the registrars who serve them," said Hal
Lubsen, CEO of Afilias.
September 22, 2001 - .INFO domain
names awarded during the Sunrise Period (July 25 - August 27) will now begin to resolve
through Internet browsers. This has been modified from the original date of September
September 27, 2001 - Names requests submitted through September 21 will be
processed and awarded, and will resolve on this date.
October 1, 2001 - Real-time
"In keeping with the obligation to inform
the general public" -
This is hypocracy Roland, name me one Afilias customer
who believes this is the truth or an Afilias policy - it's not good enough Roland
to say one thing and do another.
"With deference to all affected by the
tragic circumstances surrounding the events of September 11, Afilias felt it necessary
to make some schedule changes to ensure fairness to all registrants, and the registrars
who serve them," said Hal Lubsen, CEO of Afilias.
This is hypocracy Hal, you appear
to have done everything you could to ensure the unfairness of Afilias operations
for Landrush applicants.
Afilias has no credibility and is a company out of touch
with the realities of business as gauged by these comments.
businessmen would be DOING not TALKING.