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||Sat, December 29, 2001 at 8:51 PM GMT
||Microsoft Internet Explorer V5.0 using Windows 98
||No truce with Afilias
You're right : Ram Mohan DOES come across as a straight, decent guy. I'm happy to
collaborate with him, because it is in the interests of the consumer to hunt down
as many Sunrise fraudsters as possible.|
However, I have made it clear to Ram that
this co-operation needs to be kept separate from my ongoing criticisms of other people
in his company. My fundamental disgust at the way Hal Lubsen has failed to explain
his own company's profiteering at the expense of consumers is only matched by my
astonishment that FIVE months after Afilias Director Govinda Leopold's company acquired
HAWAII.INFO and MAUI.INFO with fake Trademark details (and repeated the alleged "mistake"
three weeks after admitting it was a "mistake" with GOVINDA.INFO) these names have
STILL not been deleted and made available to the Internet public.
I am also appalled
that between Hal Lubsen's company and Speednames (represented on the Board of Afilias)
over half the total Sunrise frauds were submitted. In short, the Afilias CEO and
an Afilias Director have to account for MOST of the Sunrise abuse that took place,
with facially ineligible data, which they were prepared to support in return for
payment to their companies in the region of $513,000.
All this in the context of
millions of dollars lost by honest Landrush customers who trusted Afilias and trusted
their accredited registrars.
Yes, I am happy for Afilias to have my information
in order to hunt down more fraudsters.
No, I do not have any confidence in Afilias.
ICANN appear to have presided over this, with ZERO help for the consumer from DoC