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    Re:EnCirca responds
    by Anonymous on Sunday March 20 2005, @05:08PM (#14688)
    1. All EnCirca .pro registrations have verified credentials prior to the activation of their domain name hmmm... http://www.pussy.pro contains simply - "This domain is for sale. Contact dotpro at webb dot se!"
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    by Richard_Henderson on Sunday March 20 2005, @10:34PM (#14690)
    User #3269 Info | http://www.atlarge.org/
    I see... so for example, Victoria Proffer who registered voice.pro om 18th March (AFTER ICANN had expressed concern to you about these registrations) and who is now (3 days later) selling voice.pro for $50,000 on Ebay!!!

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item =5762112580&ssPageName=ADME:B:LC:US

    You have to be kidding, don't you?


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    Re:EnCirca responds
    by Richard_Henderson on Monday March 21 2005, @03:42AM (#14692)
    User #3269 Info | http://www.atlarge.org/
    In defence of the flood of .pro registrations that EnCirca has supported in the past month, Thomas Barrett says:

    "1. All EnCirca .pro registrations have verified credentials prior to the activation of their domain name"

    Does this verification process insist on faxed or other documents from professional organisations or do the registrants "self-verify" their own applications?

    Your registration terms state:

    "Licensee may not, in connection with use of the Domain Name, explicitly or implicitly misrepresent professional credentials, including but not limited to levels of training, certification, education, licensing or membership in a professional organization."

    This sounds like you are saying to the registrant, "Look, we're trusting you to tell the truth that you belong to a professional organisation compliant with the Registry rules, and if you don't, then it's your fault not ours."

    In short, the presence of this wording in your terms does not itself safeguard anything except your own skin. The point is, have you, in each case, undertaken the extensive and careful process of checking the claims (if any) of registrants - which process of verification was a cornerstone of the .Pro Agreement?

    Or are you just saying to registrants, with a wink, pay us money and we'll get you these domains at your own risk?


    Richard Henderson
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