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Username: richard_henderson
Date/Time: Thu, February 28, 2002 at 9:09 PM GMT
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Subject: YESNIC and RGNAMES : successfully challenged fakes, but still accredited

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The WIPO score of fake names successfully challenged (so far):
YESNIC : 14 names
Jonh W. Lee of RGNAMES : 4 names

The YESNIC fakes are:

nasdaq.info; traffic.info; dentist.info; prize.info; furniture.info; drug.info; chip.info; specialist.info; free.info; worldcup.info; weather.info; med.info; joy.info; life.info

The Jonh W. Lee of RGNAMES fakes are:

IBM.info; Cisco.info; swiss.info; academy.info

Both of these registrars/registrants have many many more names which are as yet unchallenged.

My question is:

At what point does ICANN step in to protect the consumer, by removing the accreditation of Registrars if they have been shown to be fraudulent and corrupt?

And do the ICANN authorities understand that if they continue to sponsor and advertise companies that have acted fraudulently, they will expose themselves and weaken their own positions?

What sanctions will be taken against Registrars who are shown to be frauds? Will ICANN respond please, or what's the point of having this "open and transparent" forum?       
     

 


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