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    Re: Truth, lies and registry/registrar responsibil
    by Anonymous on Tuesday December 31 2002, @07:06AM (#10781)
    "ICANN was responsible for the Agreements which resulted in NewTLD chaos"

    I do not think trademark interests found the new roll-out's as chaotic...

    "loss to customers"

    no...the decision by non-trademark consumers to participate with pre-registration scams was their own. ICANN even issued a warning to all consumers not to do so. Common sense would dictate not to invest time and money until publication of the sunrise list was made. The fact people chose to take a more aggressive approach was an individual decision...though I will admit I did not notice any registrars promoting ICANN's warning per se other than clearly stating "no guarantee of registration" - and this turned out to be a decent prophecy for the generic words.

    "and widespread abuse of process by industry insiders."

    the problem is that consumers can't tell a registry where to go (due to service deemed not satisfactory for whatever reason or business practices not deemed as satisfactory) by way of participating with its competitor. This missing piece is what allows "widespread abuse"....under true laissez-faire, this would not be true to the extent it is now...consumers have little voice with their wallets - other than just not to particpate at all....and, to me, best defines "stop energy". There is no energy level with new TLD's right now except negative energy. Compare this to July - Nov 2000...thank you ICANN, nice job....AERO, COOP, MUSEUM, third level models, even INFO and BIZ. You can't destroy momentum much better than we have seen orchestrated and, if nothing else, should be appreciated as much.






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