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    Afilias should lose .info
    by watchdog on Saturday January 15 2005, @08:27PM (#14616)
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    Forget about evening considering Afilias for .net! When the Afilias registry contract for .info expires next year, .info should be giving to another company. Afilias made a mess out .info and still hasn't done anything with the fake sunrise names and they have taken out of circulation many oher trademarked domains which may be legitimate by leaving them locked (suprised the owners haven't got together and started a class action lawsuit against Afilias yet).
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    Re:Afilias should lose .info
    by CHauser on Saturday January 15 2005, @08:55PM (#14617)
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    I don't think Afilias will really be in the running for .NET. Under Microsoft and Nokia direction .MOBI will consume all of Afilias' implementation resources for at least the next 12 months. It would be an amazing challenge for Afilias to satisfy MSFT needs for .MOBI AND transition .NET.
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    Re:Afilias should lose .info
    by fnord (groy2kNO@SPAMyahoo.com) on Sunday January 16 2005, @06:19PM (#14618)
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    I believe I was the first to coin the term "Afilias fiasco" with regards to their sunrise process, right here on icannwatch.org. Alas the icannwatch search function doesn't seem to parse the older archives. Nevertheless, the term has since been used by the likes of theregister.co.uk and many others and for various well deserved reasons, the icannwatch archive dump for 'afilias fiasco' is here [icannwatch.org]. It is hard to imagine anything that Afilias has done as being above fiasco level, despite being handed probably the biggest plum available at MdR2K. Much as I'd hate to see .net return to Veri$lime, things could get even worse. -g
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