Msg#: 3062459 posted 11:32 pm on Aug 27, 2006 (gmt 0)
I think we all ought to stop for a moment and give GeorgeK some kudos and a round of applause. If not for him, many (perhaps all!) of us would never have learned of ICANN's new proposed .BIZ, .INFO and .ORG agreements until it was too late.
As I read the posts over in ICANN's forums, I note that the bulk of them have come since GeorgeK's posting here, and I recognize several WebmasterWorld participants among them. I wonder how many of those posting are from WebmasterWorld, or whereever else GeorgeK has spread the word.
Whether or not we can successfully get ICANN to remove these onerous provisions, we owe GeorgeK a debt of gratitude for bringing this travesty to our attention.
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Msg#: 3062459 posted 12:42 am on Aug 28, 2006 (gmt 0)
Thanks. Kudos to everyone who took the time to do the reading on this issue and to post comments. The last things folks want to waste time on during the summer is reading ICANN legalese. Fortunately a lot of domain owners and webmasters have looked a few moves ahead and recognized that a mistake in contracts and policy today can lead to "checkmate" in the future.
Msg#: 3062459 posted 3:00 am on Aug 29, 2006 (gmt 0)
In the various places I found this issue being discussed, it was apparently due to a thread started by George Kirikos.
At last count, there were over 300 messages posted today. A total of more than 550 in each of the three ICANN forums, with one breaking the 600 mark. The bulk of these have been since GeorgeK posted his message on Friday.
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