culture which surrounded the awarding of the .info registry to Afilias Ltd. and the
fraud perpetrated on the Internet community by the registry and apparently most of
Afilias's approved registrars and affiliated registrars?
I look at my records
of .info preregistration purchases and wonder why only four of 12 registrars I used
to purchase preregs in "one-name- once-only" cueues were successful in registering
.info Landrush names for me.
PSI-Japan registered 7, Parava Networks/$10 Names
3, DomainBank 2, and Names4ever 1.
I have to add that I only purchased preregs
in one-name-once-only cueues, and bought no more preregs after the first email from
Spyproductions announced that the .info launch was corrupted and that every Landrush
applicant was likely to be disappointed with the cybersquatting that was inevitable
in the .info Sunrise phase.
I am seeking confirmation that Regland and Cydian achieved
.info Landrush registrations for their customers.
I give Regland and Cydian the
opportunity to direct me to successful .info Landrush registrations which they achieved
for their customers.
From my own experience - 4 out of 12 registrars were successful
and were obviously doing things right - but I have the feeling that money spent with
many registrars was a complete waste of money as there was never a chance that preregistrations
with them would lead to a registration.
I suspect that some took money for one-name-once-only
cueues, then submitted preregistrations to the non-exclusive cueues of other companies.
I suspect that others simply didn't cueue preregistrations.
The Internet community
could have expected better from the registry Afilias Ltd. and the governing authority
ICANN who oversaw so many scams.
I think it is apparent that nothing is likely
to change this corrupt culture until a change of personnel replaces the current culture
with one which is accountable and ethical.
I will be grateful for contact from
Cydian and Regland and their customers for information regarding these company's