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    Websites vs domain names
    by ldg on Saturday July 19 2003, @06:51AM (#11982)
    User #2935 Info | http://example.com/
    Although it is obvious that registrars abused the so-called Sunrise policy for registrations, I fail to see the necessity of publishing websites for any domain name if a registrant chooses not to do so. Domain names are used for many things besides websites and the fact that the public is ignorant of those uses is no excuse for the expectation of websites or content. Domain names are often used for provision of sublevel domains for users, email only, hostname conventions, and other non-website uses. A typical hostname use might be [dns.acorp.info], [ns.acorp.info], [sales.acorp.info], [archives.acorp.info], [somedept.acorp.info] [intranet.acorp.info]... The examples could also represent third level domains offered to acorp's users or a primary domain for just email accounts [myname.emailcorp.info], [yourname.emailcorp.info], [mail-listname.emailcorp.info]...

    Nothing requires having a website in order to use a domain.
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    Keith Lubsen's registration of angels.info
    by JeffD on Sunday July 20 2003, @10:40AM (#11990)
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    A possible explanation for Keith Lubsen's registration of angels.info is provided by a report at http://abcnews.go.com/sections/living/DailyNews/mo rphine0601.html which, for some reason, reports the support of Mr Lubsen for a Dr Robert Weitzel who was accused of the murder of 5 elderly patients under his care. The doctor was convicted and jailed but later released and acquitted on retrial.

    Killer or angel of mercy was the question asked by the report - and perhaps one that Mr Lubsen wished to address using his acquisition of angels.info. Clearly a wholly legitimate use of a registrar's ability to reserve domain names for their own use prior to them being available to the general public!

    Jeff Davies
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    Re:Rape of the 'Rushers
    by dmehus on Thursday July 17 2003, @09:41AM (#11974)
    User #3626 Info | http://doug.mehus.info/
    Signature Domains should lose its ICANN accreditation (if it has it) because of this, and Hal Lubsen should be fired, hung out to dry, and hit with a wet noodle by each of the companies he denied their rights to register "FortKnox.info." Regardless if Jeff Davies has a beef with ICANN, I do thank him for bringing this registrar (and registry) corruption to the attention of Internet users. It would be interesting to see what Afilias spokeswoman Heather Carle [mailto] has to say about Mr. Lubsen's "sunrise" registrations. :)

    Doug Mehus http://doug.mehus.info/ [mehus.info]
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    Re:Reston your laurels
    by JeffD on Sunday July 20 2003, @10:24AM (#11989)
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    Hmmm.... Very interesting comment! And one that will probably be ignored by most as a typo. But there was a meeting at Reston, Virginia of ICANN's Registrar's constituency on February 16, 2002. All online minutes of the meeting have since mysteriously disappeared but I have located a cached summary which, under item 7, states:

    "Mohan, Afilias: dot info sunrise period issues. Many registrars and registrants did not heed clear rules. A presentation ensued."

    I wonder is any reader has any further information of what Mr Mohan - Afilias head of operations - had to say and what this presentation included???

    Jeff Davies
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