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    Re: Truth, lies and registry/registrar responsibil
    by Anonymous on Wednesday January 01 2003, @03:44AM (#10800)
    John Wong of Domain Registration Services, Inc. d/b/a dotEarth.com is a another Afilias Director who I have cast a shrewd eye on and feel some discomfort about.

    In the .biz2B names release his "The Website Inc" applied for hundreds of .biz names (supposedly meant for bona fide business use not for re-sale for profit)... they gained 226 .biz names in the .biz2B.

    Apart from the scepticism I feel about obtaining that number of names in the first place, what was also problematical to me was that Wong's Website Inc group were the only applicants to gain .biz2B names through Dot Earth... in other words, it looks like Dot Earth effectively traded for itself, and locked out the general public...

    This does not add much to my trust that the Afilias Board has a track record of putting consumers' interests before its own.

    Mr Wong's The Website Inc was registered by Domain Registration Sercices as can be seen here:

    Whois Server: whois.dotearth.com
    Referral URL: http://www.dotearth.com
    Name Server: NS3.IVIEWER.COM
    Name Server: NS1.IVIEWER.COM
    Name Server: NS2.IVIEWER.COM
    Name Server: NS4.IVIEWER.COM
    Updated Date: 25-jul-2002

    The full set of .biz2B names obtained by this esteemed Afilias Director were:

    financialplanner.biz flowerstore.biz for-sale.biz forwarding.biz frankfort.biz
    freesex.biz germanparts.biz giftsonline.biz glasses.biz harddisk.biz healing.biz
    healthspa.biz heatlh.biz history.biz home-loan.biz homeappraisal.biz homebanking.biz
    homeequityloan.biz homeequityloans.biz homeforsale.biz homes4sale.biz homesecurity.biz
    hookers.biz horny.biz hostels.biz hotbabes.biz housekeeper.biz housekeepers.biz
    houses.biz houses4sale.biz housesforsale.biz human.biz icehockey.biz insuranceagent.biz
    insuranceagents.biz insurancebroker.biz insurancequote.biz invest.biz investmentbanker.biz
    ireland.biz isps.biz jeweler.biz jewelers.biz jewelery.biz discountairfares.biz
    discountdrugs.biz discountfare.biz discountfares.biz discounthotel.biz divorce.biz
    divorcelawyer.biz dogfood.biz dvd.biz e-loans.biz electronic.biz electronics.biz
    eloans.biz car-insurance.biz caralarms.biz cardiology.biz carparts.biz carsale.biz
    caterers.biz caymanislands.biz cellphone.biz cemetery.biz cheapfare.biz cheapflight.biz
    chicago.biz concerttickets.biz contracts.biz almonds.biz aluminum.biz ancestors.biz
    antioxidants.biz antiquecars.biz antiques.biz apartmentsearch.biz asphalt.biz
    athens.biz athens2004.biz athletes.biz atlanticcity.biz auctionhouse.biz auto-leasing.biz
    auto-loans.biz autocare.biz autoleasing.biz autopart.biz bahamas.biz baking.biz
    barcodes.biz basketball.biz bathrooms.biz beachrentals.biz beautyproducts.biz
    bejing.biz bestbroker.biz bestdeal.biz bestdeals.biz bids.biz billiard.biz
    billiards.biz bioengineering.biz bioethics.biz boats.biz brokerage.biz cabletelevision.biz
    cannes.biz canton.biz 900.biz accountant.biz accountingonline.biz adult-toys.biz
    adultdvds.biz adultentertainment.biz adultmovie.biz adultmovies.biz adultproducts.biz
    adults.biz adulttoy.biz adulttoys.biz adultvideos.biz afghanistan.biz aircompressor.biz
    aircompressors.biz airfares.biz airsafety.biz debtconsolidation.biz digital-camera.biz
    digitalcamera.biz label.biz laptops.biz las-vegas.biz leases.biz livecams.biz
    livegirls.biz liverpool.biz lobster.biz locate.biz mailbox.biz metal.biz miamibeach.biz
    mortgagerate.biz mumbai.biz naturalfoods.biz new-york.biz newcar.biz newyorkbusiness.biz
    newyorkhotels.biz newyorklawyer.biz newyorklawyers.biz newyorkstate.biz nextday.biz
    nightclub.biz nyrealestate.biz overnight.biz pharmacist.biz philippines.biz
    phone-sex.biz phonebook.biz phonecall.biz phonenumber.biz phonenumbers.biz
    pizzadelivery.biz plants.biz plasticsurgeon.biz powertool.biz powertools.biz
    product.biz promo.biz psychicreadings.biz psychics.biz quotes.biz rarebook.biz
    rarebooks.biz refrigerator.biz refrigerators.biz rentalcars.biz rome.biz russia-ru.biz
    russian.biz russianart.biz russiangirls.biz russiantranslation.biz saudi-arabia.biz
    saudi.biz securitysystems.biz sex-cam.biz sex-cams.biz sexcam.biz sexclub.biz
    sexmovie.biz sexmovies.biz sexnet.biz sexonline.biz sexpic.biz sexuality.biz
    snack.biz soups.biz stationary.biz steak.biz supermarket.biz surfer.biz swissbank.biz
    sydneyaustralia.biz sydneyrealestate.biz taxreturn.biz teen-sex.biz teensex.biz
    temps.biz tennis.biz theaters.biz travelinfo.biz used-cars.biz vegas.biz videogame.biz
    web-cam.biz webcams.biz webcasting.biz webdesigner.biz wineandspirits.biz
    woman.biz wool.biz yourcompany.biz

    I'm sorry, but in my opinion this demonstates a disregard for the Agreement and processes set up for .biz limiting it to registrations for specific business purposes only.

    If this is seen as disregard for process and Agreements, it would add further to my concern that the Afilias Board has insufficient respect for Agreements designed to protect the consumer, and designed to safeguard a process.

    Setting aside ICANN's view that registrars should not stockpile domain names for re-sale (a pretty important principle if the DNS is to be fairly administered) I am left feeling suspicious and untrusting about yet another Afilias Director.

    Richard Henderson

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