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    Registrars The WLS Debate - The Black Hole of Integrity
    posted by michael on Wednesday July 16 2003, @05:24AM

    jberryhill writes "As if the continued naivete that a first-come, first-served Wait List Service would have substantially different results than a FCFS domain registration system were not enough, now ICANN's official spokesperson has gotten in on the act of selling the WLS using assertions that simply are not true.

    In an article at internet.com", ICANN Spokesperson Mary Hewitt describes the WLS this way:

    "[I]nstead of me paying three different people to try to get a domain name I may not get, [with the WLS], if I don't get it, I don't pay any money."
    Ummm... there may be more than one person here who doesn't "get it". "




    "Under the Wait List Service, you will pay for a position to be the only person who will obtain a domain name IF, AND ONLY IF, that domain name is not renewed by the current registrant.

    If you pays your money to get the WLS position for a domain name, and if the registrant subsequently renews that domain name (or sells it to the second-comer to the WLS who noticed that the WLS slot was taken), then you most certainly pay money and end up with no domain name.

    It is bad enough that there are distortions all around in this debate, but it is unhelpful for ICANN to be making statements to the press that are patently not true."

     
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    Might WLS violate the RAP?
    by KarlAuerbach on Wednesday July 16 2003, @07:55AM (#11970)
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    Might WLS violate the Rule Against Perpetuities?
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