The scandal of the Afilias launch, in my opinion, is that so much of the Trademark
fraud, abuse of their appalling system, and Sunrise cheating was perpetrated directly
by Afilias associates, Afilias directors, an Afilias Executive, and Afilias's registrar
They pretended it was all a surprise when the Sunrise fraud came to light.
But to take Afilias CEO Lubsen's company DomainBank as one example, Lorenz's 91 non-trademarked
names were submitted for profit (and, of course, surprise surprise, accepted by Afilias)
right at the end of the Sunrise period, long after all the alarm bells had started
And don't tell me Afilias Director Govinda Leopold didn't know about it,
because her Hawaii.info and Maui.info and Govinda.info names were part of the shambles.
Speednames Director on their Board was responsible for 4981 faked names being put
through (for a lucrative $500000 payment) from a single fraudulent person. Don't
tell me he didn't notice something odd there!!!! And yet he was a Director of Afilias,
and Afilias (surprise, surprise, rubber-stamped his unfair gains)...
at the expense of ordinary customers...
And there are so many instances of their
own Registrars cheating the public that I'd need a week to type out the details -
just go to the Internet sites that list some of these
So, sorry, but I have formed
the opinion that Afilias is ROTTEN TO THE CORE
And, abysmally, ICANN know all about
it, have acknowledged my repeated objective reports of these abuses, and yet their
ploy seems to be to send back bland one line sentences like "Yes their seem to be
a few problems".
How deep down does the Rottenness go?