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Username: richard04
Date/Time: Sun, March 17, 2002 at 2:05 PM GMT
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Subject: Just to remind ICANN of their contract - which Domainbank broke and Afilias ignored

Message: agmt-appj-11may01.htm

"In order for trademark and service mark owners to qualify to receive a registration during the Sunrise Period (a "Sunrise Registration"), the following information must be provided to Registry Operator: (i) the ASCII characters name of the trademark or service mark; (ii) the date the registration issued; (iii) the country of registration; and (iv) the registration number."

This forum pointed up these clauses as early as July 15th 2001, and yet DomainBank (the company of Afilias CEO Hal Lubsen) ignored these rules and abused the Afilias system, when it charged William Lorenz $15000 to support 93 domain names with "NONE" filled in the plave of each of these four mandatory data fields.

Despite repeated requests for an explanation or justification for the Afilias CEO allowing his own company to abuse Afilias's Sunrise rules, no reply has ever been made.

Lubsen's company has kept the money, and rode roughshod over ICANN's contract without any sanction.

Rules are put in place to protect the consumer, but when they are ICANN rules or Afilias rules, they don't seem to count, especially if insiders benefit financially in the process.

But Landrush customers lost in the region of $3,000,000 because of the Sunrise frauds.

Tell me, Stuart Lynn: why does that make this forum "a joke" as you allege?

Is it this forum which should be removed, or you and your colleagues who presided over these disgraceful examples of corruption?        


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