From further reading...in particular:
"What is NeuLevel doing with the affected .BIZ domain name applications that
were originally submitted to NeuLevel by the registrars?"
"NeuLevel is returning
all of the affected .BIZ domain name applications to the particular .BIZ accredited
registrar that submitted the application. If you submitted such an application, please
contact the registrar with which you submitted the application for more information."
then there's this...
"I already applied once for an Affected
Name. Do I really have to apply again for the same name?"
"Yes. NeuLevel is returning
all of the pre-launch applications for the affected domain names that it received.
In order to have an application re-considered, you must reapply for the same name."
it now certainly appears that NeuLevel has tossed the applications back and for all
intensive purposes passing the buck (literally) back to their registrars - and the
key words are "Yes" and "reapply" in question #7. NeuLevel has not simply rejected
the applications, but rather has refused to even look at them and furthermore NeuLevel
has acknowledged that the applications were possibly illegal; and in any event, the
applications weren't even considered valid applications and thus the services many
people, including myself, paid for was never rendered.
I expect the "smart" .BIZ
registrars will refund all monies paid for such applications upon request - failure
to do so will cost them much bad publicity, cost them much in chargebacks, and possibly
even legal action with registrants.
In short, I'm not worried about getting a refund...only
question now is will my registrar (Doster) refund the money or will it take a chargeback
or worse :-(