Neulevel's reponse to Directi's IP Claim system
Date: Friday March 15 2002, @05:59AM
Topic: New gTLDs

elsiesvg writes "Even though I strongly disagree with what Directi is doing, I am glad that they took the time to try and explain themselves.

It seems to me that there are several extremely serious loopholes in their arguments. But others have already explored some of them with their comments so rather than adding my own views to this discussion, I thought it might be of interest to publish a response I got from Neulevel when I asked them what they think about this. They were also kind enough to explain themselves."

It certainly doesn't look like Neulevel is too happy with this. Perhaps the basic reason is that, whether Directi's actions are above or below board (I definitely vote for the latter!!), they certainly serve to highlight once again the numerous flaws and inadequacies of the Biz launch.

Neulevel's response:

When NeuLevel started the .biz process in May 2001, one of the considerations that had motivated it to structure the process in its initial format was to avoid situations where individuals or organization would abuse the process to their advantage.

Unfortnately, NeuLevel's initial approach was challenged, and as a result, we have resorted to the current process that is acceptable from a legal perspective, but open to all kinds of abuse that NeuLevel has no control over. All we can do at this point is advise all .biz customers to exercise caution and prudence in deciding what is best for them.

DirectI applied for the domain names in question, just like everybody else, received Notification of IP Conflict emails, which contained the IP Claim information, and are now using that IP Claim information to contact IP Claimants with a promise of assistance. It is NeuLevel's understanding that what DirectI is doing is within legal bounds, and so there is nothing that NeuLevel can do to stop them from doing it.

Therefore, if you want our opinion, it is that NeuLevel does not endorse DirectI's approach. However, NeuLevel has no legal basis to prohibit DirectI or any other party from doing what they are doing.

Best Regards,

NeuLevel Support

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Re: Neulevel's reponse to Directi's IP Claim syste
by fnord ( on Saturday March 16 2002, @12:19PM (#5325)
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Other registrars continue to give their viewpoints. Is it credible that NeuLevel can't do anything about this? Do they have no say in which registrars they must deal with? -g
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