Rather amazing and wonderful that the two Afilias CEO's ended up with perhaps the two most obvious names...
Domain ID: D31786-LRMS
Domain Name: DOMAIN.INFO
Created On: 31-Jul-2001 19:12:43 UTC
Last Updated On: 16-May-2002 17:52:44 UTC
Expiration Date: 31-Jul-2011 19:12:43 UTC
Trademark Name: Registrar Reserved
Trademark Date: Registrar Reserved
Trademark Country: Registrar Reserved
Trademark Number: Registrar Reserved
Sponsoring Registrar: Domain Bank, Inc. (R107-LRMS)
Registrant ID: C259-LRMS
Registrant Name: Hal A, Lubsen
Registrant Organization: Domain Bank Inc.
Registrant Street1: 23 West Fourth St.
Registrant City: Bethlehem
Registrant State/Province: PA
Registrant Postal Code: 18015
Registrant Country: US
Registrant Phone: +1.6103179606
Registrant FAX: +1.6103179570
Registrant Email: email@example.com
Admin ID: C260-LRMS
Admin Name: Steve Heflin
Admin Organization: Domain Bank Inc.
Admin Street1: 23 West Fourth St.
Admin City: Bethlehem
Admin State/Province: PA
Admin Postal Code: 18015
Admin Country: US
Admin Phone: +1.6103179606
Admin Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Billing ID: C265-LRMS
Billing Name: Tracy Merwine
Billing Organization: Domain Bank Inc.
Billing Street1: 23 West Fourth St.
Billing City: Bethlehem
Billing State/Province: PA
Billing Postal Code: 18015
Billing Country: US
Billing Phone: +1.6103179606
Billing Email: afiliasDB@domainbank.com
Tech ID: C261-LRMS
Tech Name: Adam Breaux
Tech Organization: Domain Bank Inc.
Tech Street1: 23 West Fourth St.
Tech City: Bethlehem
Tech State/Province: PA
Tech Postal Code: 18015
Tech Country: US
Tech Phone: +1.6103179606
Tech Email: email@example.com
Name Server: DNS1.DOMAINBANK.NET
Name Server: DNS2.DOMAINBANK.NET
Heather Carle assured the public that names like these which were "Reserved" had been carefully "hand-checked" but when you consider that other names "Reserved" included "Fort Knox" for Hal Lubsen, and the following for Barry Fellman of Signature Domains, you have to ask: why on earth did these 'insiders' have the right to take these names BEFORE the general public for whom they were supposed to be providing a service?
All the following were "Registrar Reserved" in advance:
Barry Fellman addiction.info
Barry Fellman automobile.info
Barry Fellman bankruptcy.info
Barry Fellman compare.info
Barry Fellman cult.info
Barry Fellman foot.info
Barry Fellman nudes.info
Barry Fellman script.info
Barry Fellman sick.info
Barry Fellman stuff.info
Were all these names "Hand-Checked" by Heather Carle or one of her associates? Did the Registrar need these names (in preference to anyone else on this planet) in order to run his business?
Wasn't this simply abuse of process?
So Moshe gets Domains.info and Hal Lubsen gets Domain.info...
It's not the end of the world...
You almost have to laugh, it's so transparent...
But it illustrates rather nicely the way ICANN and Afilias and the Industry Insiders see the DNS as something which serves themselves first, and puts service of the public very much second place.