who were cueuing preregistrations bought through them with other registrars.
know that I bought one-name-once-only preregistrations with company A, only to have
it "lost" amongst registrations from companies B, C and D all cueued at registrar
Alternatively, I spent money at E, and had my preregistrations "diluted" by
the same aggregated cueue practice.
It's the only explanation I have for the fact
that I registered 95% of my Landrush names through just 33% of the registrars I used.
The money spent at two out of three registrars - those I suspect amalgamating cueues
from different registrars - was a complete waste of time and effort.
If ICANN was
about the ethical operation of the DNS - this practice would have been made public
so preregistrants could have better assessed the relative merits of different registrars.
the notional regulatory authority doesn't give a damn about the reasonable expectations
of the general public, then many of the registrars will also treat us like shit and
take our money for nothing.
The responsibility for the events of the .info and
.biz launches rests with the current exec of ICANN and those to whom they supposedly
Until there is a change of personnell - there will be no change to the
risks we all take when messin with domains.
Give the .info Landrushers a break
- giving them standing in Landrush 2 is the only equitable means to return the disputed
Sunrise registrations to the public.
If ICANN permits Afilias to sell preregistrations
to the disputed names for a third time, the execs of both institutions condone incompetence
and fraudulent practice which took money from the Landrushers then deprived of the
chance to compete for the names because that were removed from the lottery.
Landrushers were fleeced - and this one is still damn cranky about having credit
card debt and f*ck all to show for the money spent on Landrush preregistrations over
a six month period.