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Username: richard_henderson
Date/Time: Tue, October 23, 2001 at 7:24 PM GMT
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Subject: Afilias causing so many people so much trouble


Afilias are just causing so many people so much trouble - by refusing to delete fake registrations right away... like Plankenstein at Tiscover... like Lorenz... like Afilias Board member Govinda Leopold's

I receive e-mails from all over the world at my site, and one today from Greece is typical:

"Dear Richard,

I am sending a fax and registered letter to Afilias asking them to commit
in writing (within 7 days) to challenge (within 2 months from today) 9
domain names that we have submitted but did not get them because of Tiscover.

I will keep you posted if you are interested on the outcome.

After having asked Tiscover if they had a trademark, they offer to sell us
those domains for an excessive price if we had the trademark ... otherwise
they would rent them ...

Best regards and keep the good work up, it is nice to know somebody cares. Aristides"


People are just being put to SO much inconvenience.

Afilias set up a crummy system.
Afilias let people break their own rules without stopping them.
Afilias cheated themselves.
Afilias refused to adopt the Domebase solution which would have sorted everything out.
Afilias refuse to delete obviously false names straight away...

The list goes on.

Why should honest citizens, like this Greek gentleman, trying to run an honest business, be put to SO much trouble and inconvenience, all because of this company Afilias who won't act, who won't communicate, who won't apologise?

And remember: Board Members of Afilias made over $500,000 from cheating their own system, submitting over 50% of the fake applications through their own registrar companies.

And they could delete these names (and Govinda's) NOW

...but they refuse to, so ordinary hard-working people like this correspondent from Greece get messed up instead



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