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Username: richard_henderson
Date/Time: Fri, December 28, 2001 at 8:16 AM GMT
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Subject: Hal Lubsen : evidence but no explanation

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In the Afilias Press Release of August 15th, you can read:

QUOTE: Hal Lubsen, Afilias' CEO, said, "It is unfortunate that some individuals have misused the Sunrise period in an attempt to abuse the process."

Four days later, Hal Lubsen's company received payment in the region of $13000 to support the application of supposedly Trademarked names with ZERO data - such as:

Domain ID:  D70898-LRMS 
Domain Name:  BURUNDI.INFO 
Created On:  20-Aug-2001 15:22:20 UTC 
Expiration Date:  20-Aug-2006 15:22:20 UTC 
Trademark Name:  none 
Trademark Date:  2001-08-17 
Trademark Country:  none 
Trademark Number:  none 
Sponsoring Registrar:  Domain Bank, Inc. (R107-LRMS

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Domain ID:  D70909-LRMS 
Domain Name:  ESTONIA.INFO 
Created On:  20-Aug-2001 15:22:37 UTC 
Expiration Date:  20-Aug-2006 15:22:37 UTC 
Trademark Name:  none 
Trademark Date:  2001-08-17 
Trademark Country:  none 
Trademark Number:  none 
Sponsoring Registrar:  Domain Bank, Inc. (R107-LRMS)

*****

Domain ID:  D70901-LRMS 
Domain Name:  CHAD.INFO 
Created On:  20-Aug-2001 15:22:23 UTC 
Expiration Date:  20-Aug-2006 15:22:23 UTC 
Trademark Name:  none 
Trademark Date:  2001-08-17 
Trademark Country:  none 
Trademark Number:  none 
Sponsoring Registrar:  Domain Bank, Inc. (R107-LRMS)

*****

...not to mention 88 others!

Not only was there NO data, but every single Trademark date was outside the eligible deadline.

And yet Hal Lubsen's company Domain Bank were willing to take around $13000 to submit these names and (in his own words) "abuse the process".

Furthermore, in his capacity as CEO of Afilias, he presided over the registering of these totally ineligible applications (which his own company had profited from).

And furthermore still, when William Lorenz decided that it was wrong to defraud the internet community, and requested 23 times (copies of all these requests available) to have the names immediately deleted so that they would be available at Landrush, his request was declined.
     
To repeat the original quote from the Afilias Press Release:

QUOTE: Hal Lubsen, Afilias' CEO, said, "It is unfortunate that some individuals have misused the Sunrise period in an attempt to abuse the process."

Is this acceptable conduct?   
 


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