Received an e-mail from Austria today, suggesting that "Plankenstein" might have
over-reached his authority in claiming all these falsely-trademarked domains:
i know from several partners, there is allready an internal process running against
Konrad Plankenstein from tiscover he has no authorisation to do this."
for further details and got this reply:
"Tiscover is a portal for several companies
in Austria, this portal hosts sites and other stuff to finde companies, holliday
and weekend areas to anjoy. Konrad Plankenstein is a Member of the stuff of tiscover
and usually he takes care of the Internet presenz of some companies that are hostet
by tsicover; now this man get all the domains in the name of tiscover but registered
all for himself (like it wold to me) now the company tiscover itself has a prozess
against him because he has no administrative or other rights to do that or to do
so much... So some partners of my company came to me and told me in an chat in our
coffee room. Sorry for my very bad english but usualy i have nothing to do with english
content only server housing and administraton :)I hope i can tell you more sone..."
this source is reliable, then it may be that senior members of this company may be
able to obtain the background facts from "Plamkenstein" and whether there were any
special arrangements with Speednames or any advice/information offered in advance
of what appears to be a $500,000 deal.
Remember, Speednames is represented on the
Board of Afilias, and may have benefitted from a profit-share scheme for submitting
large numbers of applications. Whatever the case, it seems shattering that one of
the Afilias Board members saw fit to allow a fraud of this size to go ahead unchecked,
when presumably all he had to do was decline and block Plankenstein's application.
is made even more laughable by the fact that the majority of the fake Trademarks
were dated 1899. Oh yes, and like the William Lorenz case, Plankenstein openly admitted
they were fake BEFORE Landrush, and yet Afilias didn't delete.
A truly extraordinary
case of unacceptable practice all round, in my opinion. But what has ICANN done?
Has it intervened? Has it strived to protect defrauded Landrush customers (like myself...
I wanted Greenland.info because of connections I have with it, but Plankenstein got
it with the fake info, helped by Speednames, accepted and registered by Afilias,
and NOT deleted even when it was admitted it was false)
ICANN appear to me to be
in league with a company/companies that have helped this man rob pre-registrants
like me and thousands of others.
ICANN : this is your own public forum!!!!!!
whether you condone the Afilias company in what their own Board Member (Robert Connelly)
called the "abomination" of this Sunrise process.
Where are you??? Hiding ??? Cowards
??? Hello ???
Then you indict yourselves, I think...