Registrar Accreditation Agreement
(17 May 2001)
This REGISTRAR ACCREDITATION AGREEMENT ("Agreement")
is by and between the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, a California
non-profit, public benefit corporation, and [Registrar Name], a [Organization type
and jurisdiction] ("Registrar"), and shall be deemed made on
at Los Angeles, California, USA.
3.7 Business Dealings, Including with Registered
126.96.36.199 A Registered Name Holder's willful provision of inaccurate
unreliable information, its willful failure promptly to update information
provided to Registrar, or its failure to respond for over fifteen calendar days to
inquiries by Registrar concerning the accuracy of contact details associated with
the Registered Name Holder's registration shall constitute a material breach of the
Registered Name Holder-registrar contract and be a basis for cancellation of the
Registered Name registration.
....One could interpret this to mean that not withstanding
any code of conduct clause between Afilias and its registrars, all of which are ICANN
approved, clause 188.8.131.52 of the ICANN Register Agreement binds each Afilias registrar
to be vigilant when processing domain name applications and to seek confirmation
from the applicant if there are doubts about the accuracy or reliability of the applicant's
Its is apparent that had ICANN and Afilias wished to purge the frauds
they had the means.
The question remains - who is obstructing the responsible operation
of Afilias and ICANN - a "public benefit corporation"?
Heaven help the Landrushers
- as the best regulations in the world are of no value unless those in authority
implement and uphold them.