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    New gTLDs .info Sunrise Period Resumed for 24 Hour
    posted by michael on Thursday August 30 2001, @04:19AM

    dtobias writes "We all thought the problem-ridden sunrise period for .info was finally over, but according to some messages on the ICANN forum, it has actually come back from the dead for a 24 hour period, running from 10:00 UTC (7 AM EDT) today through the same time tomorrow. This was done by Afilias because of alleged glitches in the final hours of the sunrise period that prevented some last-minute registrations from being processed. (There was some question on the message boards as to just what time the sunrise period was supposed to end anyway -- since the WHOIS timestamps were in UTC, many assumed that the period ended at midnight UTC, 8 PM EDT, but in fact some registrations, like norfolk.info, were processed after that.)"

    Supposedly, the extra 24 hour period (announced to the registrars but not posted on the nic.info site) is open only to registrants who attempted to register in a timely manner but failed due to the glitch. This restriction will presumably be enforced with the same degree of diligence that the trademark status of sunrise registrants has been enforced so far.

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    by dtobias (dan@tobias.name) on Friday August 31 2001, @01:50AM (#2078)
    User #2967 Info | http://domains.dan.info/
    I got the times wrong in my original article... 10:00 UTC is actually 6 AM EDT. Anyway, this "extended" sunrise period is now over, and hopefully that means the sunrise period is over for good now...
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    Re: .info Sunrise Period Resumed for 24 Hour
    by challenge on Thursday August 30 2001, @08:08AM (#2068)
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    I have rarely seen such incompetence at this level of responsibility.

    -Afilias lied about the extent of the fraud.
    -They purposely ignored 2 viable solutions.
    -They insist on not coming-clean with the public.
    -They are causing a great deal of confusion and providing very little guidance.
    -They had 4 weeks to try and improve their disastrous image.
    -Even though the whole show is being run by a marketing-type!
    -They simply don't care.
    -There appears to be no accountability whatsoever.

    Given their track record so far, what comes next will most likely be an even bigger FIASCO..

    A great deal of speculation was offered as to why "Afilias" is doing what it's doing, the way it's doing it. Bottom line it is nothing short of absolute and utter INCOMPETENCE.
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    Re: .info Sunrise Period Resumed for 24 Hour
    by dtobias (dan@tobias.name) on Friday August 31 2001, @12:42AM (#2076)
    User #2967 Info | http://domains.dan.info/
    "Proof of concept", in the context of the new TLDs, simply means that they are being introduced so that the problems and benefits of adding new TLDs can be monitored for the purpose of deciding if and how future TLDs might be introduced. It doesn't mean that the present batch of new TLDs are not "real", as you seem to be implying. .info exists in the official root of the Internet just as much as .com does, and is very unlikely to be removed from the root just because its sunrise period was botched so badly.
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