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    by Rossa (r.mcmahonNO@SPAModron.org) on Tuesday April 13 2004, @11:52AM (#13367)
    User #3430 Info | http://www.odron.org/
    Statement of the IEDR [www.iedr.ie]: "The IE Domain Registry Ltd.(IEDR), the company responsible for managing the registration of .ie domain names, has been discussing regulatory and other issues relating to .ie domain names with the Department and will be continuing with these in light of the Ministerial announcement. We look forward to continuing consultations with the Department on draft legislation when it is published."
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    by Anonymous on Friday April 16 2004, @10:30AM (#13399)
    Yeah the board of IEDR is just like a bunch of turkeys discussing Christmas. The department has obviously had to move against IEDR because the board and management of IEDR are a disgrace to Ireland and their mismanagement of .ie cctld has been a disaster for both the industry and the country.

    The board of IEDR has no specialist knowledge or expertise of the domain name business. When IEDR was spun off from UCD, UCD used it as a dumping ground. Scanlan, the chairman of the IEDR board is a UCD academic who was once on the board of Telecom Eireann. But just what qualified him to be chairman of a registry operation is unknown. Later on another ex-Telecom Eireann board member, Bolger was co-opted to the board. He also was a UCD academic with no visible operational expertise in the domain name business. Perhaps on paper these clueless industry outsiders looked impressive to other people who were clueless about domain name operations. Between the lot of them they'd have a hard time running a corner sweetshop let alone a registry. And of course the last few years of commercial disaster, financial misstatement, financial restatement, a stream replacement finacial officers, a year or so without a CEO due to court action, a replacement CEO who had no experience in the domain name business, a complete demolition of any institutional memory and expertise, a billing system that is a disaster, a website content management system that was overkill, a website design that was so bad that it crashed browsers, dubious billing procedures that allowed IEDR to charge again for transfers, no proper registry - registrars system, a crackpot reseller scheme.

    No wonder the Irish goverment had to move against IEDR.
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