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    Re: Yours is that specious argument, yet again.
    by Anonymous on Saturday December 07 2002, @07:35AM (#10461)

    I generally hear a lot of noise from those who oppose current .WEB registrations; and yet they never offer up legal, historical or ethical precedent for a registration wipe.

    Zero, zip, nada.

    At most, they offer up ambiguous, amorphous platitudes based upon theory, supposition, rumor and emotionalism. Nothing more. They propose an aggressive and unjustifiable take-over, as such, through corruption and abusive control. And their rationality is founded upon immoral justification disquised as moral justification.

    Simply put, they want .WEB registrants to take it up their respective asses because -- well -- just because.

    Remarkable dialectic, isn't it?

    No, it's not. It's nothing but rank, meaningless spew.

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    Re: Yours is that specious argument, yet again. by Anonymous
    by Anonymous on Saturday December 07 2002, @08:21PM (#10470)

    Yep, the burden of proof would seem to be on the accusers.

    1) Prove that .web registrants are speculators.
    2) State chapter and verse that explains that speculating is illegal, in the event that a given .web registrant IS speculating.
    3) Provide a legitimate reason to void current registrations.
    4) Provide legal precedent for a database erasure.
    5) Provide precedent in policy for a database erasure.
    6) Find within ICANN's bylaws the chapter and verse that explains that ICANN reserves the right to nullify registrations, en masse, of another party's (i.e. registry's) client base -- particularly as relates to good faith registrations of generic domains.

    Indeed, the burden of proof is upon those demanding a database erasure. The burden is not upon registrants to explain their registrations.

    Given that the respective .web domains were registered in good faith and in accordance with the registry's Terms of Agreement, who will compensate registrants for the voidance of their domains?

    ICANN and IOD can expect to be held liable for invalid deletions of registrations.
    Furthermore, given the fact that XYZ.web was legitimately registered and the domain was comandeered by a NEW registrant, the NEW registrant might very well be open to a lawsuit for possessing something illegitimately and illegally.

    Additionally, anyone who goes on the record to accuse another of speculating in the aftermarket with his .webs, is open to liable and slander charges in the absence of evidence.

    Erase the database? Just try.

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    • Re: Yep by Anonymous Saturday December 07 2002, @08:26PM
    • wow... by Anonymous Sunday December 08 2002, @09:58AM

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