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    ICANN + Registrars = Screwed Consumers
    by Anonymous on Saturday May 22 2004, @05:07AM (#13637)
    Look, the Domain Deletion Policy is just one of at least a dozen policies that are flagrantly disregarded every day in domainland. Why should ICANN start enforcing contracts with Registrars now?

    Registrars have been screwing their customers and pirating the system, in violation of their contracts with ICANN, for at least 4 years.

    The registrar/ICANN contracts are a collective joke. ICANN will never entirely enforce contracts with registrars, for fear of drying up the cash well.

    There are ICANN-accredited registrars out there that sold first-come first-served "chances" at new TLDs (.info, .biz), then never submitted those "chances" to the registries for those paying customers ... a total sham, but ICANN let the consumer take it up the ass. Those registrars are still in business today, still accredited by ICANN.

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    .BIZ is out of BIZness yet Registrars Hold Names
    by Anonymous on Saturday May 22 2004, @06:30AM (#13638)
    Two years after the large surge of .BIZ buying,
    one would expect to see massive deletes of .BIZ
    names. .BIZ names certainly are not being widely
    used, and the .BIZ Registry conned ICANN into
    believing they would REQUIRE that .BIZ names be
    used, as opposed to being warehoused.

    Apparently, the game now is for a Registrar to
    retain a dozen .BIZ names in the hope they will
    sell ONE at a price to pay for the warehousing.
    That approach of course breaks down as the
    demand for .BIZ names gets less and less. None
    of the dozen names warehoused have any value,
    at any price.

    ICANN of course seems to have little interest
    in enforcing the Registry agreement, requiring
    that .BIZ names be used. It is ironic that people
    with an interest in the .BIZ names were forced
    out of them during the illegal lottery fiasco
    and then the farce of allowing several parties
    to claim rights in hopes they would spend big
    money in the private .BIZ litigation system.
    Needless to say, people walked away from the
    entire creep show.
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    Just Wait ...
    by Anonymous on Saturday May 22 2004, @09:23AM (#13639)
    Just wait until the .com TLD becomes anemic ... it will you know. All of the other extensions are fairly anemic now, including .net and .org.

    As .com names drop, they're almost automatically picked up by pay-per-click domain collectors, or speculators. The dropped names rarely hit the streets to become once again useful.

    Look for .com to become anemic. Then look for the cycle to repeat in another extension.
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    You Won't Figure It Out From The Archive
    by jberryhill on Wednesday May 26 2004, @08:10AM (#13642)
    User #3013 Info
    Having served on the Deletes Task Force, I could speculate... but you will notice that the Task Force Mailing List Archive has been truncated, so that it is no longer possible to support a theory by reference to the actual debate of why the deletes policy was tanked by ICANN staff, despite being approved by the Board.

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