"We're heading towards the
abyss, Janie. I have to find a way around it."
Did the world forget?
NSI has been accused of domain name hoarding.
These are extremely serious charges
that are before the courts and remain unsettled.
Control of the domain name database
is a lucrative business, a privilege and a huge responsibility. ICANN must not be
fooled into considering NSI as the eternal keeper of the COMs, but instead should
determine, through the judiciary system, whether or not NSI is competent to continue
control of any TLD at all. This is about Integrity, Honor and Trust.
answers. I say, "NO NSI" until the courts rule on the domain name hoarding charges.
I urge all ICANN 'At Large' members and all concerned Netizens to look at this
and BE HEARD. Get more information, supporting news links about these charges and
my personal experience here: http://www.domainduck.com/html/nonsi/html/nonsiabout.htm
60-85 (?) days after a domain name expires, it belongs to the world. All people in
all countries have a right to it immediately. If NSI is holding expired domain names
for resale, doing dubious domain deals, selling personal domain name information,
or engaged in any other venture that violates their contractual commitment to the
Internet at large, I no longer want them to handle this information. No further contracts
should be renewed with NSI until they receive a clean slate based upon their performance
as a Registry and a Registrar.
Everyone, everyone answers to someone and NSI answers
to us, the Internet of today and moreover, the Internet of tomorrow. Stop this action
before NSI gains a hold on your future that is so tight you'll look back in history
and remember the day when you actually had a chance to fight them and pissed it off.
NEED MORE PROOF?
Today, March 27, 2001 I did a bit of research
into a single Domain Name Prefix. I searched for all 'On-Hold' domain names that
began with 'SEXY' because this, as we know, is a lucrative area. See for yourself.
are the suspects that I found with a 'single' word:
Domain Name: Registered On: Expired
SexyPicture.com 05-Jul-1998 05-Jul-2000 .net and .org taken
SexySchoolGirl.com 12-Nov-1998 12-Nov-2000 .net
and .org taken
SexyPlaza.com 30-Sep-1998 30-Sep-2000 .net and .org taken
SexyAudio.com 08-Nov-1998 08-Nov-2000
SexyList.com 03-Jul-1998 03-Jul-2000
SexySexy.com 09-Oct-1998 09-Oct-2000 .net
and .org taken
SexyTheater.com 29-Sep-1997 30-Sep-2000
SexyThongs.com 03-Jul-1998 03-Jul-2000 .net
and .org taken
SexySlips.com 12-Oct-1998 12-Oct-2000 .net taken
SexyStyles.com 11-Nov-1998 11-Nov-2000
ask NSI, I ask ICANN, I ask the MEDIA who continues to ignore this issue, I ask all
people who have domain names to answer this question: WHY ARE THESE DOMAIN NAMES
NOT AVAILABLE TO EVERYONE RIGHT NOW????
NSI Does Not 'Own' expired Domain Names
and NSI Does Not 'Own' the Domain Name Database.
April 2, 2001 approaches like
Where are the soldiers and the warriors and the patriots?
are the men and women and the boys and girls who fight for their rights? In real
Is the Internet not real enough for war?
Are these battle cries?
- "Who cares what NSI does as long as I'm not affected."
- "Let someone else fight
- "It's far too complicated to comprehend."
- "You can't win."
"It's already too late."
No, it's not too late. Read this excerpt from a revealing
article by Afternic's Peter Girard:
'While it appears likely that the new agreement
will be accepted, despite criticism from within and without ICANN, Mueller reminds
the Internet community that it is not yet a fait accompli. "Several name counselors
of the Domain Name Supporting Organization are unhappy. If the registrars (other
than NSI) make a big noise, and /or the ccTLDs and non-US governments do, it can
To read the entire article, go here:
CAN YOU DO?
Send you complaints to: firstname.lastname@example.org
File your complaint at the
Better Business Bureau: http://www.bbb.org/bbbcomplaints/Welcome.asp
you know. Tell them to come here and post their complaint.
Take the time - Make
a difference - Enough Is Enough!
But habit rules the unreflecting
herd. William Wordsworth
5 STEP PLAN - IT MAY BE OBSCURE, IT MAY BE DUMB,
BUT AT LEAST IT'S A PLAN.
Step 1: No contract changes until the court rules on
NSI domain name hoarding charges.
Step 2: In the interim, full investigation of
NSI's customer service record / reputation. Everyone answers to someone.
Step 3: Run
this type of advertisement Worldwide; the Internet, Radio, Television, Print, Telephony,
COMPANY WITH INTERNET, SECURITY AND DATABASE EXPERTISE.
CUSTOMER SERVICE SKILLS A MUST.
MAKE MILLIONS AND MILLIONS OF DOLLARS..
SEND RESUME TO WWW.ICANN.ORG
If NSI is 'Not Guilty', super! NSI remains
keeper of the Dot-Coms. Another entity takes over Dot-Net and a third takes over
Dot-Org. All Dot-Orgs are grandfathered in. If you currently have a Dot-Org, you
keep it. All new Dot-Org registrations, whether original, expired, or sold / transferred
are subject to new Dot-Org regulations, whatever they might be.
Step 4: In the
interim, ICANN releases the Seven new TLDs of 2000. No more waiting, no more stalling,
things will never be perfect. Just release the damn things before more companies
like New.net turn ICANN's image into a bad tattoo.
Step 5: Begin processing new
TLD requests, Phase 2. Similar process to the first round. Seven more suffixes such
as Dot-Web, Dot-Geo, Dot-Kids, Dot-XXX or Dot-Sex, etc. Repeat this step for as many
TLD requests as are acceptable. ie - no hate, etc.
"Kings do not own, they
reign over. It is a very different matter." from The Little Prince.
One thing is sure. Whether controlled by a democracy or a king or a god-head,
the Internet will go on and these domain name issues will disappear. Few will ever
know what really happened unless you take part now.