registrars should be highlighted - to drive traffic to the good ones in order to
save the money and heartache of new and old domain buyers, and to possibly make the
not so good registrars get more professional and competitive.
It is obvious
from the events of the Afilias .info roll out that the influential executive members
of the DNS regulatory authority are either complicit in what has been described as
an abomination, or completely incompetent (Vint Cerf claiming not to know of the
Afilias fiasco until three days ago,well he should have read my emails, he should
have read Richy's emails.)
ICANN did nothing to protect the bona fide Sunrise
applicants. ICANN did nothing to protect the Landrush applicants. ICANN
did nothing to protect those of us who spent many months in some instances from the
registrars who, rather than having user friendly web sites, user friendly preregistration
set-ups and business practices in order to build customer trust and loyalty - behaved
like hungry bears in a salmon stream.
It's apparent that there are shonks or grizzly
bears in the registrar business.
Let's try to make the effective monitoring of
registrar website, registration agreement and customer service one of the good things
to come out of the Afilias debacle. The current influential executives of ICANN -
the Public Benefit Corporation - lol - seem more focused on currying favour from
some registrars and further consolidating their power and earnings within the industry
- than the interests of the broader Internet community.
If you are dissatisfied
with the management of Afilias,if you are dissatisfied with the management of some
registrars - then you have only one place to look - find the three monkeys of ICANN
- they don't evidently read their emails - why would they, they apperently can only
see and hear about business opportunities to benefit themselves. The fact that Afilias
customers have had nothing of value announced from Afilias since the cybersquatters
began to pillage the .info registry indicates that ICANN says nothing to benefit
the average non-corporate Internet user.
It is obvious that when those in authority
abrogate their responsibilities for those they are meant to serve, in favour of self-interest,
it's time for a community action of the type seen at this forum and in the web sites
that emerge in frustration and protest.
Which brings me back to the need to give
credit where credit is due.
Let's continue to report and record the performance
of registrars which deserves public noting - good and bad - for the benefit of the