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Username: antipodes
Date/Time: Wed, September 26, 2001 at 10:59 PM GMT
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Subject: What do you make of this? Afilias could have purged frauds!


                  Registrar Accreditation Agreement
                         (17 May 2001)
                 Registrar Accreditation Agreement

   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 Name Holders. A Registered Name Holder's willful provision of inaccurate or
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 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 details.

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.

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