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I think we are all feeling continuing frustration that Afilias may get away with
the scam they perpetrated on the Internet community with their fiasco of the .info
Now Afilias are celebrating the sale of 500,000 .info domains with an
expensive party with their approved registrars to whom Afilias gives large credit
for the success of the .info launch.
Like many others, I paid a lot of money to
these registrars for Landrush preregistrations which were effectively voided from
the Landrush distribution when the majority of registrars and the registry chose
not to check whether Sunrise applicants qualified for Sunrise registrations.
says "don't talk to us about your Landrush preregistration fees - the registrars
have your money" and Afilias continues to refuse to confirm that ALL Sunrise registrations
will be checked for fraud and that ALL fraudulent registrations will be cancelled.
No amount of trying will get Afilias to confirm that Landrush applicants will have
standing in a Landrush II.
Given Afilias Ltd's. track record, I would guess the
majority of us suspect that Afilias will do an incomplete check, will cancel a fraction
of the fraud's registrations, and plan to release the freed names amidst a great
deal of hoopla, trying to forget that Landrush customers ever existed and charging
everyone again for the chance to win the freed generics.
While it is not likely
that any regulatory authority would advise this forum of their progress in the investigation
of Afilias and its seemingly unprincipled principals, if posters are concerned that
no one in authority is listening, then there may be value in each of us submitting
a complaint to the IFCC set up to investigate internet fraud.
- http://www.fbi.gov/interagency/ifcc/ifccoverview.htm antipodes, October 21 @ 10:01 PM (1/2)