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Username: gwynnebaer
Date/Time: Fri, March 2, 2001 at 6:17 AM GMT
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Subject: Decline to support NSI's poor business practices and customer service!


                        NSI's performance as a TLD registrar has been proven countless times to be sub-standard, exclusionary, predatory of its perceived "rights" to TLD registration, and on the whole a poor example of registrar behavior. This can be compared to many, many examples of excellent and beneficially competetive performances by many other TLD registrars.

NSI's sub-standard performance should be grounds for declining to renew its exclusive contract for the .com TLD.

Quoted from the original agreement between NSI and ICANN:

3. General Obligations of NSI.

(A) During the Term of this Agreement:

(i) NSI agrees that it will operate the registry for the Registry TLDs in accordance with this Agreement;

(ii) NSI shall comply, in its operation of the registry, with all Consensus Policies insofar as they:

(a) are adopted by ICANN in compliance with Section 4 below,

(b) relate to one or more of the following: (1) issues for which uniform or coordinated resolution is reasonably necessary to facilitate interoperability, technical reliability and/or stable operation of the Internet or domain-name system, (2) registry policies reasonably necessary to implement Consensus Policies relating to registrars, or (3) resolution of disputes regarding the registration of domain names (as opposed to the use of such domain names), and

(c) do not unreasonably restrain competition.

(B) NSI acknowledges and agrees that upon the earlier of (i) the Expiration Date or (ii) termination of this Agreement by ICANN pursuant to Section 14, it will cease to be the registry for the Registry TLDs, unless prior to the end of the term of this Agreement NSI is chosen as the Successor Registry in accordance with the provisions of this Agreement.



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