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    The Sunrise Events - from INSIDE Afilias
    by Anonymous on Saturday January 04 2003, @07:13AM (#10858)

    I received this e-mail from a member of the Afilias team who had become concerned at the way .info was being run and what the public did not know. It is a very reliable source which I can entirely corroborate, but equally as an Afilias insider this person needs protection of their privacy. I'm posting it verbatim (the authority for the comments is the person who made them, and not me). I have good reason to trust this person, and they know in detail the planning and events leading up to the Afilias Sunrise:

    The e-mail:

    "Very privately, you should know that Moshe Fogel acted as interim CEO during the set up of Afilias. He acted in that capacity until an outside
    CEO was hired. However, the new CEO did not work out and Hal volunteered to take his place *temporarily* : Moshe sat in on Policy discussions, it was expected that he would convey the rules for Sunrise to Liberty and that Liberty would put in the necessary sanity checks to have minimized the
    incidence of fraudulent Sunrise registrations. I believe you will find that Moshe made questionable registrations during Sunrise, that his company
    made many, and the other Afilias Accredited Registrar in Israel made still more. Do keep your source to yourself, please."

    Why were "sanity" checks (to prevent obviously ineligible Sunrise applications) not implemented? Did companies associated with Afilias benefit as a result of this failure to communicate adequate safeguards?

    I'm not aware of questionable registrations made for himself by Moshe Fogel in the Sunrise period, although I have drawn attention to ineligible applications (with 43 identical fake TMs) made by Galcomm in the Sunrise.

    I'm not clear which other Israel registrar is being alluded to.

    What I find concerning is that Afilias appear to have been aware of the need for sanity checks to root out clearly ineligible applications, but it appears that these sanity checks were never put in place.

    I'm also left wondering why the person who as going to be CEO of Afilias quit suddenly, almost as soon as he'd arrived...

    Would YOU have wanted to be CEO of a company operating in the way Afilias have operated?

    Richard Henderson

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    The Sunrise Events - from INSIDE Afilias by Anonymous
    Moshe Fogel's personal windfall...
    by Anonymous on Saturday January 04 2003, @01:52PM (#10868)

    Moshe Fogel was a key player in the preparation of the .info Sunrise scheme. And as an Afilias Director, it was rather surprising that his company Galcomm submitted many ridiculous Sunrise applications (for which they presumably nade good money) such as 43 names for Cass Foster which ALL had the same, the identical Trademark number... now how dumb is that?

    It was then rather galling to see Moshe Fogel play the system in Landrush 2 when these fake applications were re-released. By submitting only a very short list, in which he included his own personal application or two, he gained an advantage over most consumers, and came away with www.domains.info

    Domain ID: D2266601-LRMS
    Domain Name: DOMAINS.INFO
    Created On: 13-Jul-2002 19:23:47 UTC
    Last Updated On: 18-Jul-2002 09:20:02 UTC
    Expiration Date: 13-Jul-2004 19:23:47 UTC
    Sponsoring Registrar: SiteName Ltd. (R112-LRMS)
    Status: ACTIVE
    Status: OK
    Registrant ID: C2356056-LRMS
    Registrant Name: Moshe Fogel
    Registrant Street1: P.O.Box 4602
    Registrant City: Rishon Lezion
    Registrant State/Province: IL
    Registrant Postal Code: 75103
    Registrant Country: IL
    Registrant Phone: +972.39529174
    Registrant Email: drc@galcomm.com
    Admin ID: C2356056-LRMS
    Admin Name: Moshe Fogel
    Admin Street1: P.O.Box 4602
    Admin City: Rishon Lezion
    Admin State/Province: IL
    Admin Postal Code: 75103
    Admin Country: IL
    Admin Phone: +972.39529174
    Admin Email: drc@galcomm.com
    Billing ID: C2356056-LRMS
    Billing Name: Moshe Fogel
    Billing Street1: P.O.Box 4602
    Billing City: Rishon Lezion
    Billing State/Province: IL
    Billing Postal Code: 75103
    Billing Country: IL
    Billing Phone: +972.39529174
    Billing Email: drc@galcomm.com
    Tech ID: C20646-LRMS
    Tech Name: Moshe Fogel
    Tech Organization: Communigal Communication Ltd
    Tech Street1: P.O.Box 4602
    Tech City: Rishon-Lezion
    Tech Postal Code: 75103
    Tech Country: IL
    Tech Phone: +972.39412458
    Tech Email: drc@galcomm.com
    Name Server: DNS.INTER.NET.IL
    Name Server: NS.COMMUNIGAL.NET

    Richard Henderson

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