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    Did ICANN Leave Foxes Guarding the Chicken COOP? | Log in/Create an Account | Top | 42 comments | Search Discussion
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    by Robert_Burbidge on Monday December 16 2002, @05:20AM (#10571)
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    The article states that NCBA appointed Poptel as sole registrar. This is incorrect. Poptel is the registry operator, and also has a registrar function as per the startup arrangements. Other companies have applied to become registrars and (I think) have been accepted.

    Anyway, doesn't the article acknowledge that the complainant may not have a case - i.e. if he's not a cooperative he can't have the name. Is that too complex a concept?

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    Re: Did ICANN Leave Foxes Guarding the Chicken COO
    by dtobias (dan@tobias.name) on Sunday December 08 2002, @12:37PM (#10487)
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    Unfortunately, on a legal basis, you're probably right. The sunrise policy was unfair to begin with and administered in an incompetent way, causing a highly illogical distribution of the most desirable generic .info names to both real and dubious trademark owners in preference to those who could have made good use of them in their generic senses (e.g., cat.info going to the Caterpillar tractor company and sex.info going to somebody with a TM on a graphical logo with the word "sex" in it). However, I'm not sure there was actually anything illegal in this, despite all the conspiracy theories being bandied about. The courts are probably not very interested in picking apart the specifics of TLD launch policies and interposing their own views of how this should be done, so they'll probably leave it alone, and Davies will be out of luck.
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    Re: Did ICANN Leave Foxes Guarding the Chicken COO
    by Robert_Burbidge on Monday December 16 2002, @03:01AM (#10566)
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    Incidentally, that was me posting anonymously by mistake. RB
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    Re: Did ICANN Leave Foxes Guarding the Chicken COO
    by Robert_Burbidge on Tuesday December 17 2002, @10:21PM (#10589)
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    Care to substantiate the statement that coop are "ICANN cronies" ? No, thought not.
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