carlton.samuels at gmail.com
Tue Jun 7 02:39:34 UTC 2011
Thanks for sharing Antony. Seems like ICANN Central has already spoken.
Carlton A Samuels
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On Mon, Jun 6, 2011 at 8:17 PM, Antony Van Couvering <avc at avc.vc> wrote:
> They should just recycle the warning they did in 2000:
> See also a more recent blog post (at the very end) at:
> On Jun 6, 2011, at 4:48 PM, Carlton Samuels wrote:
> > So let me see if I understand this. The closest everyday thing I can
> > to is like waiting in line for how many hours - and overnight - at the
> > store for release of that new Ipad.
> > Lessee. Some folks are promoting themselves as place holders in the line
> > new gTLDs. They are gambling on a few. If you agree for them to hold a
> > place for you, they will place an order on your behalf if and when the
> > becomes available.
> > They say they will charge a fee IF and only IF the shop (the new TLD
> > registry) is opened and IF by the time they get to the point for
> > the goods of interest (the domain name) is still available for purchase.
> > So far as we can tell, the offerers are not contracted parties in the
> > present ICANN context. And there is no evidence to suggest that they are
> > also prospective contracted parties. Unless one or both attributes are
> > proved, it seems to me ICANN has no standing to regulate them.
> > If they players belong to either group, I believe this 'pre-registration'
> > gambit could be construed as prima facie evidence of an attempt to game
> > system. This would be enough for the ALAC to advise and for ICANN to
> > punitive measures against the party.
> > Otherwise, I'm prepared to accept that like that wildebeest in the herd,
> > sometimes the predators will get a few weak ones. And from the
> > numbers already 'pre-registered', there appears to be good 'eatings' on
> > ground.
> > In this context, I suspect that the ALAC might ruminate and motion ICANN
> > be above reproach: issue a cya 'caveat emptor' kind of advisory.
> > Carlton Samuels
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