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    New gTLDs Afilias Director To Resign In Protest Over .info Sunrise 'Abomination'
    posted by michael on Thursday September 06 2001, @04:23AM

    Robert F. Connelly, PSI-Japan's representative to Afilias (the .info registrar), announced today that PSI-Japan will be selling its stake in Afilias, and he will be leaving the Afilias Board. He attributed the move to his total dissatisfaction with the way Afilias managed the Sunrise registration period, and with the lack of response to his attempts to protect his customers in the aftermath.

    On the Sunrise, Mr. Connelly writes, " It was an abomination. There were some serious miscalculations of what might happen." But, the straw that broke the camel's back appears to be Afilias's inability or unwillingness to provide PSI-Japan with a list of the domain names registered in the Sunrise. It's unclear why Afilias wasn't able or willing to provide this.

    PSI-Japan will remain a .info registrar after it severs its ties to the registry.

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    Getting list of sunrise .info domains
    by dtobias (dan@tobias.name) on Thursday September 06 2001, @05:11AM (#2240)
    User #2967 Info | http://domains.dan.info/
    There's actually a "tricky" way you can get a complete list of .info domains registered during the sunrise, using their WHOIS service.

    Just enter a series of wildcard requests, using the % character at the end:


    This will result in a complete list of all .info domains registered so far. If you do this before the start of landrush registrations, it will coincide with the sunrise (and Afilias reserved) registrations.
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    Re: Afilias Director To Resign In Protest Over .in
    by fnord (reversethis-{moc.oohay} {ta} {k2yorg}) on Friday September 07 2001, @11:45PM (#2278)
    User #2810 Info
    Robert Connelly has posted a follow-up that partially explains why he was not given access to the zone file. I guess Afilias Directors get the same mushroom treatment as ICANN Directors. Some more coverage from silicon.com and the register. These new TLD roll-outs are turning into such an unmitigated disaster that ICANN's normal stance of business as usual won't generate enough spin anymore. The proof of concept excuse won't wash anymore. The roll out the internet has waited for for a decade has been rife with incompetence and corruption, from top and bottom, and from beginning to date. This is a question of accountability. We all know who is accountable for this, Jones Day, ICANN staff, and the TM and IP folks. Let's see them spin their way out of this one. -g
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    Re: Afilias Director To Resign In Protest Over .in
    by finee on Thursday September 06 2001, @10:15AM (#2250)
    User #2781 Info | http://www.FineE.com
    "The good news is that eventually .INFO owners
    will likely band together to route around ICANN
    and will make their own registry for Next Generation
    Internet services. "

    Actually .info already exists and preceedes the icann .info. All .info owners need to do is go http://www.domainisland.com and register thier .info. Unlike the ICANN version there are no bogus TM claims. As for routing around ICANN that is a very simple matter.

    The largest root is the Pacific Root / New Root. http://www.pacificroot.com and http://www.newroot.com And after upgrading your DNS at http://www.pacificroot.com/updatedns.shtml you will be able to see sites such as http://www.bbc.news or http://the.earth as well as the conventional .com .net, .org, ccTLDs etc. This is a fast growing are of the Internet with an endless richness in domains. I recently opened a music store at http://song.lyrics and new sites are appearing every day.

    We must keep in mind that the Internet was designed to survive a nuclear attack by routing around faliure. How long will it be before it roots around the abomination that the ICANN .info has become? It is happening right now when one computer changes the DNS to the inclusive root that is one less computer under the control of ICANN.
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