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Username: richard_henderson
Date/Time: Thu, January 17, 2002 at 10:01 PM GMT
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Subject: Palage: "the symbiotic relationship between registrars and registries"

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"I believe that we must ask ourselves the bigger question of how do we as part of the registration authority industry (registrars and
registries) work together to roll-out new service offerings to registrants given the symbiotic relationship that exists between registrars and registries." Michael Palage

You could start by asking how Afilias proposes to compensate the people who were robbed of millions of dollars because of cheating or contract-abuse by companies like your own CEO's DomainBank, who took $15000 to sponsor fraud Trademark claims at Sunrise.

Why do you carry on pontificating, but never answer these very serious concerns about corruption or abuse, carried out by that "symbiotic" relationship of registries and registrars.

Registrar (Hal Lubsen's): Takes money to abuse the Afilias Sunrise procedure. Breaks the ICANN contract and the regulations it sets out for registrars. Is meant to ensure there is Trademark data in all four data fields. Submits 93 names with Trademark name: NONE. Trademark country: NONE. Trademark date: NONE. Trademark number: NONE. Applies for these Sunrise names in return for money, thereby resulting in the defrauding of honest Landrush customers.

Registry (Hal Lubsen CEO): Arranges NOT to check these applications. Grants these applications. Refuses to delete these applications, even when requested to do so by original registrant to protect Landrush customers.

IS THAT SYMBIOTIC ENOUGH FOR YOU?

Over 5000 fake names submitted in this way through REGISTRARS run by Afilias executives and directors. This done in breach of contract. These names then registered by REGISTRY.

Why do you run away from these very serious charges, Michael? Why doesn't Hal dare to answer? These charges are true. They are documented. How DARE you talk about symbiotic relationships when Afilias has evaded these serious issues and failed to respond, accept accountability, take responsibility for the loss caused to consumers?

The first, the primary, the essential issue to address is the protection of the consumer, for whom you exist. All you at Afilias have presided over the abuse of consumers, who have lost millions of dollars in the .info roll-out because of the corrupt violations of your own contract, carried out by people including your own executive and Board.

All this is well documented.

No wonder your own Director, Robert Connelly, wanted to resign all interests and involvements with Afilias at the earliest opportunity, and called the Sunrise "an abomination".

But you choose to carry on, without responding in any way to these concerns, sent to me by hundreds of defrauded consumers from all over the world. One poor man lost $50000 because of the theft at Sunrise through fraudulent claims like the ones Hal Lubsen's company submitted. In total the fraud runs into millions, reflected by the scale of fraud sponsored by some registrars, such as the 4981 names applied for with 1899 TM dates by a single applicant, for which $500000 was taken by Speednames, represented on the Afilias Board.

Now THAT'S a SYMBIOTIC relationship between Registry and Registrar!

And you offer no defense.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Michael D. Palage [mailto:michael@palage.com]
I believe that we must ask ourselves the bigger question
> of how do we as part of the registration authority industry (registrars and
> registries) work together to roll-out new service offerings to registrants
> given the symbiotic relationship that exists between registrars and
> registries.
      
     

 


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