"It makes me angry and extremely disappointed that the one organization chosen to
oversee the Internet (ICANN) has allowed this sham of a company (Afilias) the opportunity
to operate a new TLD."
A company whose directors have submitted fake Trademark
details, and presided over a process that has allowed 10,000 other names to be faked.
company whose own CEO and directors have been responsible for submitting over half
the fraudulent Trademarks themselves, and charging over $500,000 to do it.
that refused to resolve the cheated pre-registration problem, through the obvious
solutions, and then adopted an abject non-communication policy to protect its own
A company that has refused to delete the fakes for which its directors
charged $500,000 EVEN THOUGH the fraudulent applicants admitted their claims were
A company that has let registrars submit multiple (in some case
hundreds) of "claims" to generic names (even though registrants were not allowed
to claim them)
A company whose own director Robert Connelly decided he should resign
his position and all his interests, because the treatment of Landrush customers was
unacceptable, and the whole Sunrise process was "an abomination".
A company whose
"Real-Time" registry collapsed in chaos and disorder, resulting in customers losing
registrations to other people.
A company whose own CEO was STILL selling pre-registrations
as "available" for names which had already been sold at Sunrise.
A company which
"claimed" it had "hand-checked" names reserved for their registrars, and which gave
ineligible names like "NUDES.info" to members of its own Board.
A company which
has presided over the defrauding of thousands of Landrush customers, and shown clear
disregard for their just interests and lost investments.
Yes, speaking personally,
I'd call that a "sham of a company" and the people responsible "dishonest cheats
who know they have made a profit out of unacceptable business practices".
my own terminology, I think they are fucking arseholes.
Too many small-time honest
people have been hurt, and their complacent refusal to address that shows me that
they are not a company to be trusted or taken seriously.
What a SHAM!!!