Return to New TLD Agreements Forum - Message Thread - FAQ
||Sun, March 17, 2002 at 2:16 PM GMT
||Microsoft Internet Explorer V5.0 using Windows 98
||This forum alerted ICANN and Afilias to Sunrise fraud - BEFORE Afilias directors...
...started obtaining Sunrise names with false Trademarks!|
On 3rd July and 15th
July messages were posted on this forum, highlighting the way the Sunrise system
could be abused, and the actual rules for eligibility... and e-mails were sent to
Afilias and ICANN which went unanswered
Then on 26th July Afilias Board member
Govinda Leopold obtained Hawaii.info and Maui.info ... and three weeks later (after
claiming it was a mistake) she obtained Govinda.info on 15th August... ALL these
domains were obtained using fake Trademarks
Later, other Afilias directors were
discovered to have made fake Sunrise applications as well...
In the end, it was
members of this forum who "went public" and got coverage for example on the BBC for
their claim that 20% of all Sunrise registrations were fake. Michael Palage resolutely
denied this figure, talking about 5 to 10% but Afilias have had to admit this forum
On what grounds does Stuart Lynn regard this forum as "a joke"? All
along, the voice of the Internet public has requested fair play and transparency.
WHO IS THE JOKE???