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||Vint Cerf: registrars not allowed to buy domains for themselves
On 15th July I was already worried about the possibility of Registrars using their
positions to buy domains for themselves, so I wrote to Vint Cerf:|
"At 04:55 PM
7/15/2001 +0100, Richard Henderson wrote: Please could you advise me on a concern
I have about the administration of the .info domains during the "Start Up" period?
As an ordinary member of the public, I have applied to a number of certified registrars
to apply for certain .info domain names.
My concern and question is this:
is there to stop a registrar applying for popular domains themselves even if I have
paid them to apply on my behalf? (Almost all registrars charge a nominal sum, but
it is not the sum that concerns me, rather the right and access of the general public
to domain names in a transparent process)"
VINT CERF REPLIED:
not supposed to "trade for their own account" so to speak. I copied stuart lynn,
ceo, and louis touton, general counsel, in case they have additional specifics to
Question for the Forum:
What instances have there been, of Registrars
applying for names for themselves, and has Vint Cerf intervened when this has happened?
- Vint Cerf: registrars not allowed to buy domains for themselves richard_henderson, January 20 @ 7:49 PM (1/2)