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    Re: Did Jeff Davies find a legal loophole?
    by dtobias (dan@tobias.name) on Thursday December 26 2002, @05:52AM (#10727)
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    I base my views on the ICANN/Afilias agreement because that's what I have always used as my "Bible" regarding policies in new TLDs; it's the fundamental document on which the new TLD launches were based, just as the U.S. Constitution is the fundamental document on which the U.S. government is based (even if branches of it sometimes do unconstitutional things).

    At the time leading up to the original launches, I kept up with the ICANN site very regularly to check for updates as the parts of the agreements fell into place, and took their word as to what the startup procedures would be. I thought some of the rules and procedures outlined there were unfair, and wrote in criticism of them here and elsewhere, but I never imagined that the registration agreements created by registries, registrars, and dispute resolution providers acting under the authority of the original ICANN agreement would be blatantly inconsistent with that agreement. I never paid a great deal of attention to those other agreements, and it amazes me now to see how inconsistent they are.
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    Re: Did Jeff Davies find a legal loophole? by dtobias
    Re: Did Jeff Davies find a legal loophole?
    by dtobias (dan@tobias.name) on Thursday December 26 2002, @05:57AM (#10728)
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    To add to my other comments, it similarly amazed me, on another forum a few weeks ago, when somebody discussed how they managed to pick up a two-letter domain name (in .com, .net, or .org; I'm not sure exactly what name it was) that expired; I replied that this seemed implausible to me because the ICANN agreement with Verisign provided that no new registrations of two-letter names (as well as names on an exclusion list) would be allowed, although existing registrations would be grandfathered. I always interpreted that to mean that if such a name dropped or was otherwise deleted (e.g., after a UDRP decision calls for deletion rather than transfer), it would become reserved and unavailable to anybody, rather than being available like other drops. But apparently that is not the case.

    I guess I have too much of an ivory-tower mindset... I actually believe what I read in official ICANN/registry agreements and expect them to correctly describe the policies actually practiced with regard to the domains in question.
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