[ga] Afilias - DomainBank - Hal Lubsen - ICANN - indefensible?
I'm still awaiting an explanation of why Hal Lubsen (CEO Afilias) could
justify the registrations granted for DomainBank (long term association with Hal
Lubsen) in the case of 93 .info Sunrise applications for Strategic Domains (aka
William Lorenz) where DomainBank breached the Registry-Registrar rules (Appendix
E) requiring proper submission in the 4 mandatory TM data fields: Trademark
name. Trademark Number. Trademark Date. Trademark Country.
DomainBank charged Lorenz $15000 to submit 93 ineligible applications with
zero data in these mandatory Trademark datafields. The Agreement with Afilias
clearly prohibited this.
Afilias granted the registrations, even though the Registry Agreement Rules
had been broken.
The applications were ineligible, and yet Afilias granted them, and
DomainBank charged Lorenz $15000 for a product which could not materialise
because DomainBank were not at liberty to apply for it.
Would ANYONE in the Registry community, or the ICANN community, explain and
defend this breach of rules please?
It was just one, among a collection of many, breaches of the Agreement on the
basis of which consumers did business.
I take the overwhelming silence on this matter as (effectively) an admission