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||Thanks for feedback. Excluding new applicants from LR II?
A. On the one end of the spectrum, there is no question that the way to most fully
restore what was taken from LR I pre-registrants is to exclude any new applicants
from LR II.|
B. On the other end of the spectrum, a LR II or auction that gives
LR I pre-registrants no standing at all does nothing to restore what was taken from
There is a chance that Afilias (and ICANN and registrars) will do jolly well
whatever they wish... which could well be (B)... especially since I have not seen
any substantive action that they must heed that would make or encourage
them to do otherwise. Under such circumstances, I think that there is virtually
no chance of (A), but there might possibly be a chance of a compromise which gives
some standing to LR I folks but does not exclude new folks from LR II.
One provision in my proposal which helps LR I folks in this respect is the requirement
that registrars who had only one submission per name on their list for LR I stick
with that for LR II. This would help to protect LR I pre-registrants from wholesale
dilution of their chances.
I also wish that Afilias had implemented the domebase
solution before LR I. It would have been much easier to do back then... but
here we are. If Afilias wants to try to redeem some of the bad stuff from the
Sunrise (and I believe that their recent changes were a step in this direction) then
I want them to have a do-able proposal to consider.
Just my two cents. Thanks
for the feedback.