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    Country-Code Top Level Domains (ccTLDs) ccTLD violation in Brazil
    posted by michael on Monday March 12 2007, @05:10AM

    Webmaster Abusando.org writes "Dear Friends:

    We are http://www.abusando.org (Brazilian Association of IP Users and Domain Owners) and WE NEED your HELP!

    As long time Internet users representing and defending the interest of domain leasing owners we're deeply concerned about the direction that Brazil is handling ccTLD registration.

    As ccTLD control was transferred away from the United States our greatest concern about the US ceding control in particular to the Brazilian government’s CGI (Comite Gestor da Internet) who is not being accountable to disastrous results down the road for everyone other than the favored few which remain in control in that case obviously CGI making about 15 million dollars a year in ccTLD registration.

    In this regard, the current ICANN proposal for Brazil’s ccTLD handling leaves far too much to the imagination, both in terms of how much authority the Brazilian Internet using public is having and in terms of whether the inner working of CGI will be open for public inspection, review, and criticism when signs of corruption, censorship and abuse is becoming greater and its members took possession of the ccTLD registry system.

    The way I see it, I really hope ICANN is not encouraging Brazil to continue violating US laws and US public policies using monopoly as a tool to succeed preventing the private sector from competing and succeed as well which could make ICANN accountable for these actions even when ccTLD .br is under US control. Reminding you that Demi Getschko is a ICANN member and he is now suing abusando.org and intimidating his directors to remove ALL content and trying to destroy the association even before we have the chance to finalize the site to get it up & running.

    When will you & ICANNWATCH help Brazilian entrepreneurs and ISP’s making Internet in Brazil more competitive and have the right to register ccTLD and compete for the registration to break the vicious cycle of monopoly dictated by registro.br for the past 10 years?

    Another thing, NIC.BR which is a (non profit organization) was moved from Fapesp location in 2005 (Fapesp = An original approved ccTLD register which brought Internet to Brazil in 1997) as NIC.br became the ONLY group of people monopolizing the ccTLD registration in Brazil.

    If you are interested in making this article public, please let us know because the president of Abusando.org leaves in New York and he went out of his way to help to found this association to bring to light the abuse and corruption inside NIC.br.

    Following this article the next step will be a worldwide petition to bring some help to Brazil ccTLD registers.

    Truly yours.

    Webmaster Abusando.org"

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