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Username: richard_henderson
Date/Time: Tue, March 5, 2002 at 12:21 AM GMT
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Subject: ICANN's Accreditation Agreement with Registrars - and consumer protection


ICANN's Registrar Accreditation Agreement states clear "prohibitions on warehousing of or speculation in domain names by registrars".

  It goes on to say that "This Agreement may be terminated before its expiration by ICANN in any of the following circumstances:"
  "Registrar fails to cure any breach of this Agreement within fifteen working days after ICANN gives Registrar notice of the breach."

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Does ICANN take the view that Registrars like Yesnic have been found guilty (eg by successful challenges through WIPO) of "warehousing or speculation in domain names"?

(I refer to the 14 successful challenges against Yesnic in the .info Sunrise Challenge process, and over 200 names obtained by Yesnic in the .info Sunrise.)

Has ICANN "given notice" to Yesnic or other Registrars "of the breach" of the Agreement?

Will ICANN consider termination of the Accreditation agreement?

The Internet public and community must express serious concern about the failure of ICANN to protect consumer interests, if they do not insist upon the proper adherence to the Accreditation agreement by Registrars. By continuing to offer accreditation, and the right to trade under the ICANN "seal of approval" ICANN is responsible to consumers.

So I repeat: was Yesnic or any other Registrar guilty of "warehousing of or speculation in domain names"?


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