So Roland la Plante triumphantly announces that Afilias will challenge and re-sell
10000 Sunrise names?
That constitutes 20% of total Sunrise names, whereas laPlante
previously said the number of fakes was under 5%, and of course Afilias will be missing
thousands of names which "look" genuine but in fact have made-up Trademark details.
is really outrageous is that the same names have made money:
(a) at pre-registration
at Sunrise (half of the applications made by Afilias executives or directors)
will now make money for a third time.
Robert Connor's widely-supported "Domebase"
solution would, of course, have avoided the need to sell these domains all over again,
and would have protected the interests of customers in category (a)
to implement this obvious solution (because, of course, they could then go on and
get a third round of sales for the same name) was reprehensible.
Will Afilias state
clearly why they failed to implement the solution which would have protected everyone
except the fraudsters?
No they won't.
Because they have no reason except their
naked greed and the greed of their inside circle of corrupt Registrars.
I exclude those honest registrars like Robert Connolly of PSI japan and Jim Archer
of RegistrationTek who have spoken out against what has happened. There are others
But Afilias has, for many like me, become synonymous with naked greed.
right has Afilias to propose these 10000 names are sold a third time, when over 5000
of them were stolen from pre-registrants who applied first, by the applications made
by Hal Lubsen's company and Afilias Board registrar Speednames?
solution would have solved much more.