It appears Afilias are calling both Govinda Leopold and DuPont cybersquatters.
done Afilias - keep telling the truth and you may get some support.
WASHINGTON, Feb 18 (Reuters) - Internet users will get a chance in
May to reserve domain names like hawaii.info and science.info, after domain manager
Afilias finishes rousting thousands of cybersquatting speculators from the new Web
marketplace, Afilias said Monday.
"By the end of May, the whole sunrise thing
will be behind us," said Roland LaPlante, Afilias chief marketing officer.
comment: After you commit a crime of fraud, do the police let you get away with it?)
had set up a sunrise period to allow companies to reserve trademarked names like
www.cocacola.info before cybersquatters could claim them and sell them back for exorbitant
(Garry comment: Did Afilias do any checks on the validity of trademark?
Did the Authorities warn them they are abridging use of words for the people - in
what was, after all said and done, an open gTLD? etc.)
is still more bull* propaganda in the article - but read it for yourself.