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    Re: Injunction issued against Neulevel .biz plan
    by Anonymous on Friday October 12 2001, @05:47AM (#2832)
    I guess it makes Image Online Design's .WEB application look a little more attractive. They had no sunrise. They had no landrush. They proposed a robust technical plan to handle the volume and allow first-come first-serve to be the order of the day, just like Jon Postel and the existing RFC's said.

    Remember, their plan was almost identical to the one that Afilias proposed. Too bad Afilias abandoned their plan when their funding was withdrawn.

    ICANN must be feeling pretty stupid about now for selecting insiders who couldn't pull it off.

    ICANN can redeem themselves a little by moving quickly to approve Image Online Design's .WEB so we can all see how it should be done.

    It's amazing that Image Online Design can maintain their level of professionalism even now and not shout WE TOLD YOU SO!
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    Re: Injunction issued against Neulevel .biz plan
    by challenge on Friday October 12 2001, @07:16AM (#2835)
    User #3020 Info
    I thought names that didn't have multiple applicants were awarded and started resolving on October 1st !!!!

    Something doesn't add up and as it happened before with Afilias, their estimates about disputed names are probably off on the lower end of the scale. Remember Afilias made a statement that only 10% of Sunrise registrations were fraudulently registered !!!!
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    Re: Injunction issued against Neulevel .biz plan
    by Anonymous on Friday October 12 2001, @02:38PM (#2851)

    IOD gave .WEB to ICANN by virtue of the fact
    that IOD paid $50,000 to play in the ICANN lottery.

    IOD lost. ICANN controls .WEB

    IOD would be better off doing what New.Net did
    by carefully selecting 20 or 30 TLDs and make a
    business of it.

    ICANN will continue to treat IOD as fools,
    and .WEB will never see the light of day
    on the servers controlled by ICANN.

    ICANN is all about control and censorship.
    The companies ICANN selected are not even
    capable of running a registry when given a
    year to develop the system and unfair access
    to U.S. Government facilities (i.e. the legacy
    root name servers)
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    Re: Injunction issued against Neulevel .biz plan
    by Anonymous on Friday October 12 2001, @02:42PM (#2852)

    Afilias should be given .WEB now that they have
    their software working.

    .INFO is boring and not selling.

    Give Afilias a chance, they wanted .WEB and
    should have it. They can grandfather the IOD
    .WEB users and avoid a lottery.
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    Re: Injunction issued against Neulevel .biz plan
    by Anonymous on Friday October 12 2001, @02:44PM (#2853)

    This article is about .BIZ and the Court's ruling.

    ICANN and Neulevel have nothing to worry about.
    ICANN is making noise about the fact that .BIZ
    owners are not in California. The whole thing will
    eventually get thrown out of Court when all of the
    right palms get greased.
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    Re: Injunction issued against Neulevel .biz plan
    by Anonymous on Friday October 12 2001, @02:49PM (#2854)

    It is sure a good thing that ICANN decided behind
    the scenes to NOT have their typical annual meeting.

    Can you imagine how embarassing the questions
    and comments would be ?

    The ICANN Board can hide for a year or more
    with shifting agendas and travel to hard to reach
    places.

    The ICANN lawyers can keep the paperwork
    churning for as long as they are paid.

    The real fools were the companies that paid $50,000
    last year thinking the whole thing was on the
    up and up. They must now see how they were
    taken.

    The ICANN lawyers must be laughing all the way
    to the bank.
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    Re: Injunction issued against Neulevel .biz plan
    by fnord (groy2kNO@SPAMyahoo.com) on Friday October 12 2001, @07:47PM (#2862)
    User #2810 Info
    ICANN has responded to the judges ruling with an advisory. It includes this jem:
    ICANN is particularly concerned that the judge's ruling applied California law to domain-name applications having no relation to California...
    Only those enamored of their own reflection in the ICANN black is white, fiat is consensus, topsy turvy house of mirrors could write, or read, this with a straight face. How this is somehow more threatening to internet stability than having some WIPO unelected/unimpeachable judge rule under the UDRP in some country that someone in another country should give up their domain name to someone quite often in a third country is left unexplained. See also CNET coverage here. -g
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    A question for the lawyers
    by alexander on Saturday October 13 2001, @12:02AM (#2866)
    User #22 Info | http://www.icannchannel.de
    "plaintiffs were required to post a security bond of $1,600,000"

    Does that mean that the plaintiffs already have posted such a bond? Or does it mean that they have to? If they don't post this bond, what happens?

    I'm simply a bit surprised about the amount of money the plaintiffs are/must be able to deposit. How much money could the plaintiffs possibly win?
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    Re: Injunction issued against Neulevel .biz plan
    by Anonymous on Saturday October 13 2001, @03:44AM (#2878)

    The .BIZ Lottery has been stopped by the Court.

    The ICANN Board and staff have been exposed
    for the fools they are.

    At some point, the world will realize that new TLDs
    are no big deal and the artificial shortage orchestrated
    by ICANN causes problems. People tried to tell
    ICANN this, but they did not listen. Artificial
    shortages create conflicts, and conflicts are what
    lawyers love and live for, therefore, since lawyers
    run ICANN, all of the systems will be designed to
    create conflicts. Then, you will get to pay the
    lawyers to resolve the conflicts.
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    Re: Injunction issued against Neulevel .biz plan
    by Anonymous on Saturday October 13 2001, @04:48AM (#2880)

    .BIZ is the replacement for .COM

    .INFO is essentially the IAHC and CORE.

    The rest of the ICANN TLDs are not on
    anyone's radar screens, except for .WEB
    which ICANN has buried, never to see the
    light of day.
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    Re: Injunction issued against Neulevel .biz plan
    by Anonymous on Sunday October 14 2001, @08:36AM (#2900)

    People who use www.New.Net do not have any of these conflicts and problems.

    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    Re: Injunction issued against Neulevel .biz plan
    by Anonymous on Sunday October 14 2001, @09:20AM (#2908)
    New.net, like all other non-approved registries, is going nowhere. Until ICANN is forced to put everyone in the root, or the root is managed by someone else, the game is stuck.

    I can't reach new.net domains. I don't subscribe to one of their ISPs, and I won't install plug-ins. I can't send email to a new.net domain.

    They're an interesting anomaly.
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