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Username: Garry Anderson
Date/Time: Sat, January 19, 2002 at 10:33 AM GMT
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Subject: BBC - "Afilias did little to check the information"

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They should have wrote:

"Afilias did NOTHING to check the information - apart from the credit card details"

Why is the media pouncing about with half truths?

Why do they not tell the whole truth?

BBC call it a "Police farce" - this is another half truth.

The door was deliberately left open - even trainee programmers know you have to validate data entry.

Nobody can deny this - it is the truth.

The authorities are corrupt.

Another quote:

"Although it tried to limit the chance that speculators would have to buy up potentially lucrative names, flaws in the Afilias registration process allowed people to obtain domains they had no claim to."

http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/sci/tech/newsid_1768000/1768279.stm

They should have wrote:

"Although it tried to limit the chance that speculators would have to buy up potentially lucrative names [by 'stealing' and keeping the domains for themselves], [intentional] flaws in the Afilias registration process allowed people to obtain domains they had no claim to. [Had ICANN released restricted Top Level Domains for trademarks, there would be absolutely no requirement for Sunrise Period. ICANN President Stuart Lynn and Chairman Vint Cerf agree that cybersquatting disputes are less likely in a tightly regulated domain. The question has to be asked - why do ICANN not do that?]"
 

Link: WIPO.org.uk


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