The first point is valid, registrars should never be
sources for a given web space. I believe the
CORE group did
an adaquate job of defining that, and they
participate in the
existing gTLD registration process.
But I do not want to see raffles, lotteries,
speculation. They even encourage this gambling
by stating that
paraphrased 'registration with multiple registrars,
smaller registrars, increases your ODDS emphasis
you will recieve your desired domain name'.
This, fellow denziens, is nothing less than absurd.
The only reasonable way to incorporate
the CORE new gTLD
registrations (which I do believe they
felt was part of their
charter, poorly interpreted and poorly
executed), would be to
change the raffle system slightly.
All raffle participants, including IODesigns.web, would be
required by ICANN to sign a memorandum of agreement to hold
their charter and to participate in the raffle. Failure to
concur would eliminate them from the process.
The memorandum would call for, alternately, refund of all
registration fees for domain reservations that are unrealized
in the final raffle, or credit twords another registration,
as their own choice. This would be subject to the affected
organizations and individuals withdrawing from all but a single
registrar for each desired domain. If that individual does not
execute such a decision then they will be ineligable for such
ICANN; you _must_ freeze all
registration activites in these
The MoU of CORE is not policy, and you
must adopt a statement
to the effect that due consideration
will occur for these
'pre-registered' domains, but that further
will stop, immediately. Your prior
policies and statements,
as well as IANA's previous actions,
have led to this situation.
Clearly a raffle of some sort will
be required, but why in
creation's name did CORE not observe
the central tenant of the
cooperative policies of the existing
gTLD's? They have not
sought to create a single domain
server to acknowlege the
uniqueness of each pre-registration.
Expect the US regulators to look closely at this practice,
given that it is clearly (for US registrars) in violation of
state and federal laws. They could have implemented such a
cross-registrar pre-registry database. Their failure to do
so was one of greed and contempt. This is clearly not what
Jon Postel envisioned as service in the public trust.
Provide IODesigns and CORE a non-profit-taking
to satisfy as many of the pre-registered parties
providing corporations and individuals who did
in the scam nature of these enterprises,
and fix the policy
for all future registrations.
The executive powers of the states and countries affected
can then go about their job of identifing and prosecuting
fraud, and leave ICANN to serve the public trust.