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||Thu, February 21, 2002 at 2:26 AM GMT
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||Landrush 11 - the .info fleecing will continue - how many
thousand of us paid good money for Landrush 1 preregistrations, only to have our
contracts with Afilias's accredited registrars and their affiliates voided because
of Afilias's preparedness to process conspicuously invalid Sunrise applications.
Have ICANN and Afilias demonstrated that they are ethical or accountable by acknowledging
the standing of the original Landrushers? No they haven't! It's just
as though we and our preregistrations never existed - but my credit card accounts
say that I was there at the first rush, but that all I got for my trouble was debt
for believing ICANN and Afilias could not and would not be involved in an abomination
of the type that the .info launch turned out to be.
Yes, I suspect that .info Landrush
11 preregistrations could be more expensive - after all, these are names thought
so good that 10,000 times some one was prepared to fake TM details in order to fraudulently
register them in the .info Sunrise, a process made so easy through the incompetence
or deceit of those who run ICANN and Afilias.
I think the .info extension will
grow in influence and value, while those in ICANN and Afilias who oversaw the flim
flam antics of too many registrars in the .info launch and the shameful fleecing
of the original Landrushers will always be remembered as grubby mongrels who deserve