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    New gTLDs Suspicous .info Transactions?
    posted by michael on Monday March 10 2003, @03:01PM

    Anion writes "As pointed out by this post on the ICANN public comments forum, several high profile, previously locked, .info domain names including travel.info have been transfered to onvoline corporation."

    [Editor's note: the full list in the cited post is:

    Here's a sample output from the .info whois server:

    Domain ID: 	D26499-LRMS
    Domain Name: 	SOFTWARE.INFO
    Created On: 	31-Jul-2001 16:35:10 UTC
    Last Updated On: 	23-Feb-2003 07:50:44 UTC
    Expiration Date: 	31-Jul-2008 16:35:10 UTC
    Sponsoring Registrar: 	Gal Communications Ltd. 
                            dba Communigal (R111-LRMS)
    Status: 	ACTIVE
    Status: 	OK
    Registrant ID: 	C2909642-LRMS
    Registrant Name: 	Onvolite Inc. a California Corporation
    Registrant Organization: 	Onvolite Inc. a California Corporation
    Registrant Street1: 	12121 Wilshire Bouleward # 900
    Registrant City: 	Los Angeles
    Registrant Postal Code: 	90025-1176
    Registrant Country: 	US
    Registrant Phone: 	+1.8183377132
    Registrant FAX: 	+1.8183377139
    Registrant Email: 	info@onvolite.com
    Admin ID: 	C2909642-LRMS
    Admin Name: 	Onvolite Inc. a California Corporation
    Admin Organization: 	Onvolite Inc. a California Corporation
    Admin Street1: 	12121 Wilshire Bouleward # 900
    Admin City: 	Los Angeles
    Admin Postal Code: 	90025-1176
    Admin Country: 	US
    Admin Phone: 	+1.8183377132
    Admin Email: 	info@onvolite.com
    Billing ID: 	C2909642-LRMS
    Billing Name: 	Onvolite Inc. a California Corporation
    Billing Organization: 	Onvolite Inc. a California Corporation
    Billing Street1: 	12121 Wilshire Bouleward # 900
    Billing City: 	Los Angeles
    Billing Postal Code: 	90025-1176
    Billing Country: 	US
    Billing Phone: 	+1.8183377132
    Billing Email: 	info@onvolite.com
    Tech ID: 	C2909642-LRMS
    Tech Name: 	Onvolite Inc. a California Corporation
    Tech Organization: 	Onvolite Inc. a California Corporation
    Tech Street1: 	12121 Wilshire Bouleward # 900
    Tech City: 	Los Angeles
    Tech Postal Code: 	90025-1176
    Tech Country: 	US
    Tech Phone: 	+1.8183377132
    Tech Email: 	info@onvolite.com
    Name Server: 	DNS.INTER.NET.IL
    Name Server: 	NS.COMMUNIGAL.NET

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    by dmehus on Monday March 10 2003, @05:56PM (#11299)
    User #3626 Info | http://doug.mehus.info/
    This is absolutely appauling and shameful. I had no idea Afilias would stoop to such low levels of locking domain names from registration and then selling them for enormous prices for profit. Where is ICANN while this is happening? From what I can tell, these actions are not permitted in its Registry Operator Agreement with Afilias.
    Moreover, Onvolite, Inc. is what I like to call an unethical, for-profit cybersquatting company. It's similar to Ultimate Search, Inc. in that they buy high profile domain names, make a standard template "search" website, and bombard users with popup and popunder advertisements. I wish ICANN would also ban this practice.Doug Mehus http://doug.mehus.info/ [mehus.info]
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