Fabrizio Coppola from Italy writes in the ICANN Forum:
Does IOD have a monopoly??!
>I did not know this...
I will explain again
why IOD has a potential monopoly.
Firstly, it is because of IOD refusal to share
the .WEB TLD in the inniatial period with other ICANN Accredited Registrars and secondly
it is because IOD prefers to monopolize the .WEB TLD during the inniatial phases
so that IOD itself can gain gain market share over its competitors (other ICANN Registrars,
i.e. Register.com and Tucows.com of course).
IOD is trying to mimick the old Network
Solutions' monopoly which monopolized .Com, .Net, and .Org during the inniatial stages
of those 3 TLDs, and thus the evil plans of IOD must be stopped.
You should remember
one thing - IOD is not an ICANN Accredited Registrar, so it cannot take registrations
directly from the registrant like it is doing now, but only from registrars since
IOD is a registry like NSI/VeriSign.
You should know it now... If not, re-read
this and my previous post once again.
>If this refers to registry sharing:
IOD application it is apparent that IOD will share
>its .web registry.
you are VERY wrong there!
In IOD application it *CLEARLY* states that for the first
few years, registrations within WEB TLD will be taken by the registry operator. Do
you know why this is so? Because IOD Registrar wants to have a greater market share
over all its competitors, I mean the other ICANN Accredited Registrars like Register.com,
Note that IOD MAY HAVE TO be divided into 2 like NSI, IOD Registrar
and IOD Registry before it can start accepting registrations. Also, all previous
PRE-REGISTRATIONS (even though some claim they are actual registrations) must be
What IOD is doing is of course unethical! They should allow ICANN Accredited
Registrars to compete with them for customers in the first round - they have more
than enough time (one month) to develop their registry RRP and SRS servers.
not, I would like to point Christopher Ambler to http://openxrs.tucows.com - a commercial
registry solution that supports RRP, SRS, WhoIs, and more! Even .KIDs is using OpenXRS
Of course, OpenXRS to the best of my knowledge is available for Unix but
then Unix is known to be more stable than MicroShit Windoze 2000.
all the ICANN board of directors, reject IOD's application A.S.A.P.! The longer you
delay it, it is your credibility that will be affected.