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||REGISTRAR PETITION - giving credit where credit is due
DomeBase has advised that DomainBank is doing the right thing by cheated Landrushers
and will refund preregistration fees paid for names which Afilias blindly registered
to cheats in the .info Sunrise.|
As the Afilias .info rollout has been aptly termed
an abomination, DomainBank have to be applauded for emerging as a register prepared
to do the right and sensible thing by its customers.
I would like to start a petition
here to all other registrars who have yet to make refunds for the names taken from
the Landrush lottery barrel because many registrars and the registry chose to look
the other way when the cheats lodged fraudulent applications.
It would please me
if the posters here would simple post a SUPPORT subject line to the proposal that
other registrars follow the lead of DomainBank.
Should any registrar decide that
they want to act ethically and win some goodwill by crediting your credit card -
then post the forum that the registrar is one with their eyes on the future and looking
to win back the confidence of prospective customers. I am sure that the websites
which will chronicle the Afilias fiasco will give credit where credit is due to those
registrars who make refunds and to those who decide to keep your money.
the tireless efforts of Richard Henderson have to be acknowledged as it may just
be that the DomainBank refund policy is an initiative resulting from the pressure
that Richard has been able and prepared to apply. Remember, if you say and
do nothing to stand up for your rights/interests - you're effectively giving your
consent to whomever to do whatever they have done again, and that saying/doing nothing
is just like saying that it's OK to rip me off.
(I have to advise here that
Tucows almost immediately made refunds, what seems weeks ago now, when Landrush preregistrations
were effectively made valueless when Afilias registered 10,000 plus orders from Sunrise
cybersquatters and made no plans to effectively deal with the destruction of the
integrity of its registry and stage an ethical Landrush II.)
- REGISTRAR PETITION - giving credit where credit is due antipodes, October 1 @ 11:00 PM (9/13)