Inside ICANNWatch  
Submit Story
Lost Password
Site Messages
Top 10 Lists
Latest Comments
Search by topic

Our Mission
ICANN for Beginners
About Us
How To Use This Site
Slash Tech Info
Link to Us
Write to Us

  Useful ICANN sites  
  • ICANN itself
  • Bret Fausett's ICANN Blog
  • Internet Governance Project
  • UN Working Group on Internet Governance
  • Karl Auerbach web site
  • Müller-Maguhn home
  • UDRPinfo.com;
  • UDRPlaw.net;
  • CircleID;
  • LatinoamerICANN Project
  • ICB Tollfree News

  •   At Large Membership and Civil Society Participation in ICANN  
  • icannatlarge.com;
  • Noncommercial Users Constituency of ICANN
  • NAIS Project
  • ICANN At Large Study Committee Final Report
  • ICANN (non)Members page
  • ICANN Membership Election site

  • ICANN-Related Reading
    Browse ICANNWatch by Subject

    Ted Byfied
    - ICANN: Defending Our Precious Bodily Fluids
    - Ushering in Banality
    - ICANN! No U CANN't!
    - roving_reporter
    - DNS: A Short History and a Short Future

    David Farber
    - Overcoming ICANN (PFIR statement)

    A. Michael Froomkin
    - When We Say US™, We Mean It!
    - ICANN 2.0: Meet The New Boss
    - Habermas@ discourse.net: Toward a Critical Theory of Cyberspace
    - ICANN and Anti-Trust (with Mark Lemley)
    - Wrong Turn in Cyberspace: Using ICANN to Route Around the APA & the Constitution (html)
    - Form and Substance in Cyberspace
    - ICANN's "Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy"-- Causes and (Partial) Cures

    Milton Mueller
    - Ruling the Root
    - Success by Default: A New Profile of Domain Name Trademark Disputes under ICANN's UDRP
    - Dancing the Quango: ICANN as International Regulatory Regime
    - Goverments and Country Names: ICANN's Transformation into an Intergovernmental Regime
    - Competing DNS Roots: Creative Destruction or Just Plain Destruction?
    - Rough Justice: A Statistical Assessment of the UDRP
    - ICANN and Internet Governance

    David Post
    - Governing Cyberspace, or Where is James Madison When We Need Him?
    - The 'Unsettled Paradox': The Internet, the State, and the Consent of the Governed

    Jonathan Weinberg
    - Sitefinder and Internet Governance
    - ICANN, Internet Stability, and New Top Level Domains
    - Geeks and Greeks
    - ICANN and the Problem of Legitimacy

    Highlights of the ICANNWatch Archive
    (June 1999 - March 2001)

    This discussion has been archived. No new comments can be posted.
    Domain deletion policy passed, but not implemented | Log in/Create an Account | Top | 4 comments | Search Discussion
    Click this button to post a comment to this story
    The options below will change how the comments display
    Check box to change your default comment view
    The Fine Print: The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. We are not responsible for them in any way.
    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.

    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    .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.

    [ Reply to This | Parent ]

    Search ICANNWatch.org:

    Privacy Policy: We will not knowingly give out your personal data -- other than identifying your postings in the way you direct by setting your configuration options -- without a court order. All logos and trademarks in this site are property of their respective owner. The comments are property of their posters, all the rest © 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 by ICANNWatch.Org. This web site was made with Slashcode, a web portal system written in perl. Slashcode is Free Software released under the GNU/GPL license.
    You can syndicate our headlines in .rdf, .rss, or .xml. Domain registration services donated by DomainRegistry.com