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    Did Jeff Davies find a legal loophole? | Log in/Create an Account | Top | 143 comments | Search Discussion
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    Moshe got Domains.info... Hal Lubsen got Domain.in
    by Anonymous on Saturday January 04 2003, @02:12PM (#10870)

    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)
    Status: ACTIVE
    Status: OK
    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: hlubsen@domainbank.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: sheflin@domainbank.com
    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: abreaux@domainbank.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.

    Richard Henderson

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