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I tried registering two domains in the landrush, both through Total Registrations.
One of them worked (morpeth.info) and the other failed (hilton.info). I actually
found out about the successful one when it resolved in my browser, rather than from
any official confirmation! However, I would like to applaud Total Reg because as
soon as they got official results from Afilias, the funds from the failed registration
(minus a small queuing charge of a few pounds) were put back into my TR account for
spending on other domains. All I had to do was send an email and within 24 hours
it was put back on to my credit card. Thank you very much TR. Every email I have
ever sent them has had a personal response, usually within a working day or so. Another
example of a "good" registrar.
My beliefs are that ICANN should be disbanded and
replaced with an organisation answerable to the whole world, not just the US government.
It should be democratically elected and have some sort of constitution whereby everyone
who is affected by their decisions can have to opportunity to be listened to.
is a very complicated issue, and I won't pretend to know everything about it (in
fact I know very little compared to most of the users on this forum) but I do know
that ICANN shouldn't just be governed be a single county. It needs people running
it from as many different sectors of internet use as possible. Also slightly less
emphasis should be put on the WWW in domain issues as this isn't the only use of
Lets hope that something changes soon, as the Internet can't go on being
governed by an organisation like ICANN.