...the whole "landrush" debacle that can't be blamed on Afilias, although they may
have had a hand in it (giving results to registrars in a way that requires manual
processing???). More days of the initial two year term lost to us.
which, how incredibly un-registrant-friendly is Afilias? Stealing several to nineteen
days from the two-year registration of each "landrush" domain. It would have been
incredibly easy to date all the expirations as Sept 30th or Oct 1st. But no, they
shave off a little extra time, even though we all (over)paid for a full two years.
Let's play with some numbers:
Let's say an average loss of 11 days (may be
low, mine was 17, max was up to about 19).
Let's say 250,000 domains. (low)
say the average price paid per year was $25. (probably low)
Afilias' price was
So Afilias cheats their registrants out of about $187,500 worth of
paid for registartion time for which their wholesale value is about $43,125 (which
of course they don't really collect, they just get the renewals two years from now,
a few days sooner).
All estimates of course.
Way to show you care about your
registrants again Afilias. Way to set yourself up for a, easy for a court to understand,
class action suit though too. Simple, two years paid for and not received, dollars
and cents kind of issue.
I could go into the whole much more outrageous "sunrise"
deal, but that has been rather well discussed already.
SNAFU - Situation Normal,