While I also would not trust the Afilias Board, I better make it clear that I did not send the previous mail. For a very detailed analysis of some of the Afilias-related abuse, I refer you to:
This IcannWatch thread [icannwatch.org]
There are 143 posts, and if you look at these you may well be staggered by the data!
Will any New TLD Evaluation Process investigate these?