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Username: richard_henderson
Date/Time: Fri, November 9, 2001 at 9:04 PM GMT
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Subject: Why were non-qualifying names "Registrar Reserved" by Afilias for their friends?


The case of the "Registrar Reserved" names which Afilias granted to their own endorsed registrars before the public could even apply has been well-monitored on this forum and other forums.

Names like:

Afilias spokesman Heather Carle claimed each of these had been "hand-checked".

Each name was supposed to be integral to their domain name businesses.

Even Afilias CEO Hal Lubsen awarded himself "Fort Knox .info" for a stand alone domain site which was trading without any hyperlinks to DomainBank - so why did DomainBank claim THAT name?

Why were the public (and in the case of Fort Knox, the US government) deprived of these names?

To me, it seems tacky tacky tacky

No wonder I believe Afilias is rotten to the core      


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