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Username: antipathy
Date/Time: Fri, December 21, 2001 at 12:11 AM GMT
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Subject: good work Richard - your putting these foreign frauds in the


public domain makes it just that bit harder for the folk at Afilias to deny that they knew of their existance and fail to challenge them.

The fact that we are having to go to these lengths should be evidence enough that the Internet community representatives at this forum have no confidence in Afilias to do the job thoroughly or trust in ICANN to ensure that Afilias does the job thoroughly.

If in the passage of time we learn that ICANN has become aware of the events of the Afilias .info launch and have involved themselves in such a way to bring about an equitable solution for the Landrush stakeholders, then I will be apologise for this and other critical mails.

However, that Landrushers are still trying to get information regarding their stakeholgings amounting to millions of dollars is surely proof that when a registry fails its responsibilities to its customers, ICANN should be seen to be vigilant by providing feedback loops to the public that are short and effective.

Six month embargos on making public knowledge, the detail of ICANN action against registries or registrars is hardly in keeping with notions of transparency.

I can think of no other reasons for this embargo on information, other than the protection of privilege and a means of frustrating complaint.

With privilege goes responsibility.

If the .info launch has proved anything, then it is that it is time for a shakeup of the DNS regulatory authority and the way in which it fulfills its Public Benefit responsibilities.       


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