Another of the 93 Lorenz Sunrise names submitted by DomainBank after the Afilias announcement of 15th August:
Domain Name: STURGIS.INFO
Created On: 2001-AUG-20 15:23:36.0 UTC
Expiration Date: 2006-AUG-20 15:23:36.0 UTC
Sponsoring Registrar: 5043-DomainBank
The rules were broken, even though the industry knew what they were, and even though Afilias had already made their announcement on 15th August.
They still registered these domains, in breach of their own rules, five days later on 20th August.
How dumb is that?
Oh, I forgot, not dumb at all... DomainBank and Afilias were friends, and they were trying to get the hapless Lorenz to part with $15000 for a product they knew they couldn't supply...
No, not dumb at all
Though the Afilias Director from Speednames outdid them with the 4981 from Plankenstein... $500,000 for... NOTHING!