Everything Roland "LaRat" says in that article lacks credibility. How the hell are
they supposed to rely on "the testimony of the registrant that the information was
correct". That really diminishes my already dark opinion on them.
"He said the
fact that there was no global trademark database to check claims against made Afilias'
job much more difficult."
Well, duh! But is that ever gonna happen unless the previously
suggested .reg/whatever TLD is enforced.
"We never intended to verify the individual
More fool them. Even me, a humble 6th Form student, wouldn't be
"But it has quickly become evident that some people are not providing
So why didn't they do anything about it?
"He said the
problems of checking trademarks meant it was only ever going to be able to act after
people had made applications"
Surly if they made some data checks at submission
time it would save them a LOT of time now...
"Those who cannot provide sufficient
proof that they do own the relevant trademark will have the domain taken from them"
as we would all like this to happen, I cant see Afilias doing anything that doesn't
result in huge profits for themselves and their partners.
.info ... Where the world goes for... wait,
will anyone actually go there?