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    ICANN's .TRAVEL Fiasco Rolls Out and Flops
    by Anonymous on Wednesday October 05 2005, @02:57AM (#16290)
    ICANN's .TRAVEL Fiasco Rolls Out and Flops


    It is really hard to imagine that a collective
    group of educated homo sapiens could develop
    something more absurd than ICANN's .TRAVEL
    proof-of-concept market trial.

    Start with the .TRAVEL TLD and RESERVE over
    6,000,000 names for the ICANN Dictator Vinton Cerf
    who founded the ISOC which claims to be helping
    to keep the Internet open and free.

    What a concept, a TLD with millions of names
    RESERVED. What is the point ?

    For those that still may travel into the .TRAVEL
    zone, it becomes more absurd. To register a
    name one has to obtain an ID from an agency
    that has nothing to do with travel and nothing
    to do with the Internet.

    It gets better, you can not obtain the ID
    because they are having "technical difficulties".
    This appears to be a rewrite of CATCH-22 for
    a new up-coming ICANN Reality TV show. It is
    really hard to make something up more absurd.

    "D&B is the third party authenticator for all DUNS number holders that wish to be authenticated for .travel domain names.

    Currently, we are working on fine-tuning the systems so that the authentication for all DUNS number holders is a seamless process. Currently the connection between the Tralliance authentication system and the D&B DUNS number record confirmation is occasionally failing and manual processing is required to complete the authentication.

    Tralliance and D&B know that the confirmation of your eligibility is important to you and we are doing our utmost to rectify the problem as fast as possible. Any delays in handling your record by D&B will not have any effect on your eligibility. There is no priority established in the authentication of eligibility based on the date of entry of the data or the date of completion of eligibility.

    As soon the technical issues have been addressed and the data flows as it should, we will inform you that your application has been confirmed, or if there is a problem, what the problem is."
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