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    Bits: Equity, Independence, France, and More | Log in/Create an Account | Top | 5 comments | Search Discussion
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    Re: Bits: Equity, Independence, France, and More
    by simon on Tuesday August 14 2001, @04:07AM (#1816)
    User #2982 Info | http://www.nic.pro/
    Something I read at the ICANN forum (from bradtillis; mole from New.net informed me):

    Hello José. I have heard many similar complaints from many people regarding this particular registrar, 5007-TU.
    If you look up some generic names at Afilias through the whois there, you will find many names registered by this same registrar with unknown tm and 2040 date. There are also many names with just fake information. I have been informed by many people that this registrar sent out emails trying to convince registrants prior to the start of sunrise to not use the landrush but instead to submit all their names into the sunrise with that registrar because Afilias is not checking apps and because no one will challenge because they have nothing to gain and will even have to pay a fee.

    Here is a small part of an email a few people have sent me:


    WHY SHOULD I PLACE MY DOMAIN IN THE SUNRISE?

    Why not! Did you know that during land rush your
    odds of getting any of your names is less than 5% with
    any registrar! However during sunrise your odds
    through **** is as high as 80%. Why?
    Because the registry is not policing sunrise
    registrations!

    You must ask yourself: Is it worth $105.00 to
    register and another $220.00 if challenged?

    The answer is clear when you weigh it against NOT
    having the name at all. Because you can bet at
    landrush the name will be gone, or you will be left
    with only a 5% chance of success in obtaining your
    domain.
    **** is making good on its promise to
    register domains at the earliest possible moment.
    That time is sunrise. Remember anyone can register at
    sunrise. The people that should definitely NOT
    register at sunrise are those that want to register a
    name with a trademark.

    More importantly, a challenger CANNOT take your domain
    from you. A
    challenger can only have your domain sent back to the
    domain pool.
    Once
    again, this means a challenger has little reason to
    challenge other
    than on
    principal AND if they have expendable income to the
    tune of $295 per
    challenge. Would you challenge a non-trademark holder
    for $295 just so
    they
    can no longer own pingpong.info?



    This blatantly shows that the problem here is with Afilias's sunrise polices. nic.PRO will be back online soon with FREE sub-domains. Dowload the FREE plug-in at
    www.name-space.com/software
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