The Plankenstein and Lorenz cases when added together number more than half the total
number of frauds registered at Sunrise.
They were submitted by DomainBank (Afilias
CEO Hal Lubsen) and Speednames (Directors on Afilias Board).
Between them, over
$500,000 was charged to carry out this abuse of Afilias's own systems.
and Lorenz admitted the Trademark details were fake (in Lorenz's case, non-existent,
which made Lubsen's company shameful in supporting the names just for profit).
there have been repeated requests to delete these recognised frauds (which would,
at a stroke, half the number of stolen names).
Even Lorenz himself has begged (18
times) for the names to be deleted. He has admitted they should be deleted.
yet Lubsen and Speednames, at the heart of Afilias, DO NOTHING.
to prevent these names (which THEY registered and profited from) from being returned
immediately to the public.
It is Afilias. It is outrageous.