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    "ICANN registrars practicing extortion"
    by Anonymous on Monday June 13 2005, @08:03AM (#15565)
    "ICANN registrars practicing extortion"

    Hint #1: It is far easier to move one's business and
    names AWAY from those Registrars. Vote with your

    Hint #2: No Nonsense Registrars that sell .COM
    and .NET names for $6 per year (at cost) have no
    profits to protect or people on staff running their
    extortion back-rooms.

    Hint #3: Anyone dealing with law enforcement
    and the Internet typically finds that law
    enforcement suggests people disconnect, block
    the sites, and consider Hint #1. Registrars are
    protected by ICANN and the Internet Society.
    They always claim not to be involved. Pay no
    attention to those 50,000 names they have
    churning on servers in the back-room. Some
    Registrars are now in the unethical game of
    reserving/registering names, using them for 5
    days and then throwing them back, to do it
    again a day later. They DO NOT HAVE TO PAY
    for names they are churning. Cute Huh ?

    If you want sleeze, just head to ICANN.
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    "ICANN registrars practicing extortion" by Anonymous
    Re:"ICANN registrars practicing extortion"
    by fnord ({groy2k} {at} {yahoo.com}) on Monday June 13 2005, @10:19AM (#15566)
    User #2810 Info
    Please spare me the hints.

    1. Sure it's easier to change registrars than to be extorted. But it is you alleging extortion by registrars without providing any evidence. Nor is there any evidence that anyone else has made a credible claim to having this happen. Assuming registrars did do this, presumably someone would report it. I don't much care for many registrars, either their business practices or their service, but if you're going to anonymously claim that they are committing extortion without a shred of evidence, then it is no wonder law enforcement isn't interested.

    2. I don't know of any registrars paying $6 per comnet domain name. If you do, please list them.

    3. Of course registrars are using names as you say, and in other ways in contravention of ICANN rules, and of course ICANN will do nothing about it. But this is hardly some new development, it has gone on for years.

    If you are going to make such ill-informed comments it is no wonder you choose to be anonymous. -g

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