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    Re:I guess news travels slowly in ICANN
    by Anonymous on Thursday March 18 2004, @01:33PM (#13216)
    Mr. Hudgens says: "IOD's application clearly stated what it would do to ensure a smooth entry. I have no reason specific to IOD not to believe it, do you?"

    The registries for .info, .biz, and .pro also promised a "smooth entry" ... and of course that turned out to be a big joke, a fraud perpetrated on domain name consumers. You may not have specific reasons not to believe IOD's application, but the fact is, more than just promises should be required. We know ICANN does not enforce agreements/contracts with registries and registrars. Any applicant could promise anything, fail to deliver as promised, and suffer no consequences other than gain the mistrust of domain buyers.

    Mr. Hudgens says: "Indeed, IOD has been penalized far too long for not marching to ICANN's beat."

    Unfortunately, marching to ICANN's beat goes part-and-parcel with successfully applying for a new TLD, in case you hadn't noticed. IOD's customers have suffered, not just IOD.

    Mr. Hudgens says: "To apply Afilias' and Neulevel's waywardness to any other applicant is guilt by association, and is unfair in the extreme."

    It may be unfair to TLD applicants, but not to domain consumers. Better regulation is required before risking the addition of more unaccountable registries.

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