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Username: richard_henderson
Date/Time: Sun, October 7, 2001 at 1:27 PM GMT
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Subject: Did 007 register names for themselves at Sunrise?

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My understanding is that the Registrars and Afilias were contractually forbidden to apply for/register names for themselves (except for up to 10 names that could be "registrar reserved" if they were tradenames). You will see from a WHOIS check of the list beneath that 007 names "registrar reserved" webex.info (along with 9 other 'interesting' names, as trading names of their company).

I am a little confused to note that there are several other names claimed with a webex e-mail address and an 007 postal address for the registrant.

I don't know the answer and would welcome clarification from 007 themselves if they want to explain on this forum. Did 007 register these names for their own company?

"Register Reserved" names (supposedly "hand-checked" by Afilias staff) which are claimed as being in use as trading names of 007:

007NAMES 007name.info
007NAMES 007names.info
007NAMES alchemist.info
007NAMES aplusnames.info
007NAMES easyshopper.info
007NAMES easyshopping.info
007NAMES hostinglist.info
007NAMES netnweb.info
007NAMES opolis.info
007NAMES webex.info  < < < < < < used as e-mail by applicants
       
Other names applied for through 007 (check the first one, for example, to note that the applicant is listed at the 007 address, with a webex (007) e-mail address. Check others to see some similarities:

007-TM-0000001 accountant.info
007-TM-0000001 available.info
007-TM-0000004 ecomputers.info
007-TM-0000005 forlease.info
007-TM-0000006 haliburton.info
007-TM-0000007 mcse.info
007-TM-0000009 naturalgas.info
007-TM-0000010 niagara.info
007-TM-0000011 pocketpc.info
007-TM-0000013 sold.info
007-TM-0000015 rea.info
007-TM-0000016 sportscapital.info
007-TM-0000017 1-800-plumbing.info
007-TM-0000018 lincoln.info
007-TM-0000018 lincolnelectric.info
007-TM-0000018 smuckers.info
007-TM-0000019 gochina.info
007-TM-0000019 goeurope.info
007-TM-0000019 gomail.info
007-TM-0000019 gonet.info
007-TM-0000020 tyr.info
007-TM-0000021 airjamaica.info
007-TM-0000021 lovebird.info
007-VIT-0000001 anything.info
007-VIT-0000001 celeberity.info
007-VIT-0000001 diabetic.info
007-VIT-0000001 homepna.info
007-VIT-0000001 housing.info
007-VIT-0000001 ipsec.info
007-VIT-0000001 lastmile.info
007-VIT-0000001 moviestar.info
007-VIT-0000001 mutualfund.info
007-VIT-0000001 outdoors.info
007-VIT-0000001 providers.info
007-VIT-0000001 recruiting.info
007-VIT-0000001 shows.info
007-VIT-0000001 supplier.info
007-VIT-0000001 tldnames.info
007-VIT-0000001 tradeshows.info
007-VIT-0000001 vpn.info
007-VIT-0000001 whoiswho.info
007-VIT-0000001 wholesaler.info
007-VIT-0000001 wholesalers.info

In all honesty, I am NOT saying these names are ineligible in any way. 007 MAY have been acting on behalf of clients (the explanation offered for Joker.com for their 333 great generic claims). I am merely raising the question, and seeking answers from 007/Webex - since if registrars were ineligible to apply for names, and then list their own address and e-mail details as applicants, you can see how this can lead to confusion, doubt or fraud.

Another example of Afilias failing to police their own rules with sufficient stringency?
 


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