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Username: friedrich
Date/Time: Thu, October 4, 2001 at 9:35 PM GMT
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Subject:  vs. ICANN and the Afilias disaster


      I am no prophet, but obviously there are discussions going on
between and ICANN.

70 Mio people have access to names and possibly the applet is
integrated in netscape 6.1, may be explorer 6 beta or win xp or
win xp plus - not sure. Anthony has been testing and now he has the
applet on his otherwise virgin hard drive...

They are on their way becoming a standard, at least after the Afilias
dot info debacle:
The dot info registry is (according to Afilias) NOT yet COMPLETE.

Not only did they crash, but they crashed on a system that isn't even

ICANNs position and authority is in terrible danger and guess what: is gaining popularity out of that ICANN mess.

Details on that mess:

Mr. A. registered a .info name today. The registrar defaulted to their
name servers and sent him a password so that he could change it to

The page says: "Sorry, the domain you have entered is a new extension
and the modification interface for this extension is still in

A phone call yeilded the explanation, "Sorry, but Afilias doesn't yet
have the ability for us to send nameserver updates. They say it'll be
another MONTH or so until they're done with that part of their

This is serious. In case it's not obvious, here's what this means:

crash, but they crashed on a system that isn't even complete!   


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