Directi warehousing .info LR2 names
Date: Tuesday July 16 2002, @12:15PM
Topic: Registrars

unsolicited writes "Directi again seem to be having trouble understanding their role as an ICANN accredited registrar.

ICANNwatchers may remember their somewhat unusual approach to the release of .biz Group 2b names (see here, here, here and here. Now they have taken a similar approach to the .info names just released in Landrush2 by registering names for the express purpose of onselling them."

See the following whois extracts from Afilias' whois:

Domain ID: D2267008-LRMS
Domain Name: BICYCLE.INFO
Created On: 13-Jul-2002 19:24:37 UTC
Expiration Date: 13-Jul-2004 19:24:37 UTC
Sponsoring Registrar: Direct Information Pvt Ltd. d/b/a Directi.com (R159-LRMS)
Status: HOLD
Status: OK
Registrant ID: C2366403-LRMS
Registrant Name: Directi
Registrant Organization: Directi
Registrant Street1: A/23, Maharaja Surajmal, 4 bung, Andheri(W)
Registrant Street2: VISIT HTTP://INFO.DIRECTI.COM TO
Registrant Street3: BID FOR THIS NAME
Registrant City: Mumbai
Registrant State/Province: Maharashtra
Registrant Postal Code: 400007
Registrant Country: IN
Registrant Phone: +91.226426042
Registrant FAX: +91.226370255
Registrant Email: sales@directi.com


Domain ID: D2265061-LRMS
Domain Name: STUDENTLOANS.INFO
Created On: 13-Jul-2002 19:17:15 UTC
Expiration Date: 13-Jul-2004 19:17:15 UTC
Sponsoring Registrar: Direct Information Pvt Ltd. d/b/a Directi.com (R159-LRMS)
Status: HOLD
Status: OK
Registrant ID: C2366403-LRMS
Registrant Name: Directi
Registrant Organization: Directi
Registrant Street1: A/23, Maharaja Surajmal, 4 bung, Andheri(W)
Registrant Street2: VISIT HTTP://INFO.DIRECTI.COM TO
Registrant Street3: BID FOR THIS NAME
Registrant City: Mumbai
Registrant State/Province: Maharashtra
Registrant Postal Code: 400007
Registrant Country: IN
Registrant Phone: +91.226426042
Registrant FAX: +91.226370255
Registrant Email: sales@directi.com


These are but two names that I have stumbled across today. I suspect there are many more...

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Re: Directi warehousing .info LR2 names
by fnord (groy2kNO@SPAMyahoo.com) on Tuesday July 16 2002, @01:31PM (#7914)
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Re: Comment from Richard Henderson about Directi
by unsolicited (unsolicited@audomainnews.info) on Wednesday July 17 2002, @11:15PM (#7960)
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Richard that's all very interesting but this thread is not about LR2 per se. This is about a registrar warehousing names. Yes ICANN and Afilias should be doing something about it but the point is that Directi are warehousing names and they shoudn't be doing it. Whatever BS Bhavin has spun around other forums is irrelevant. He registered names for the express purpose of onselling them. He shouldn't do that and if he doesn't understand why he shouldn't be doing that then he shouldn't be an accredited registrar. He has demonstrated on more than one occasion his fundamental misunderstanding of the role of a registrar.
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Re: Accreditation fee
by fnord (groy2kNO@SPAMyahoo.com) on Thursday July 18 2002, @12:14AM (#7964)
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Where do you get $25,000? The entrance fee is considerably cheaper than that. That's what I'm saying, with ICANN doing no oversight the smarter and well moneyed (and it doesn't take very much of that) speculators simply became registrars. Some of them could and did reward associates or use alter-egos, that is, there was no fair and equal first come first served access, now they aren't even bothering and are openly self-dealing. -g
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