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||Afilias were warned in advance about rogue registrars
This is a copy of a letter I sent on 15th July to Afilias, which I also cc'd to Vint
Cerf and Dan Halloran. I received no reply from Afilias:|
e-mail JULY 15TH:
could you advise me on a concern I have about the administration of the .info domains
during the "Start Up" period?
As an ordinary member of the public, I have
applied to a number of certified registrars to apply for certain .info domain names.
My concern and question is this:
What is there to stop a registrar applying
for popular domains themselves (or through their friends) even if I have paid them
to apply on my behalf? (Almost all registrars charge a nominal sum, but it is not
the sum that concerns me, rather the right and access of the general public to domain
names in a transparent process)
What process exists to protect members of
the public from an indiscreet registrar applying for popular names in their own interests?
What safeguards are there?
Richard Henderson "
Afilias did not bother
Vint Cerf replied as follows:
" registrars are not supposed to "trade
for their own account" so to speak. I copied stuart lynn, ceo, and louis touton,
general counsel, in case they have additional specifics to offer."
But I never
heard from Stuart Lynn or Louis Touton.
- Afilias were warned in advance about rogue registrars richy, September 23 @ 12:27 AM (0/0)