RE: [registrars] PersonalNames.com
concur, especially in light of the statement on their website:
"Personal Names Limited
is a wholly owned subsidiary of Global Name Registry Limited, the Internet
Registry for the .name Top-Level-Domain, accredited by ICANN. This gives
Personal Names Limited a unique desire to serve customers better than any other
.name provider in the marketplace."
It would seem to imply
that because GNR is accredited by ICANN, that Personal Names is as well (or at
least, it is very cleverly and confusingly worded).
- this is, indeed, very disturbing. Since they don't launch for a
week, our ExCom should ask on an emergency basis for .name to hold a call
with registrars to explain the situation. don't you think? We
should have Dan Halloran involved.
It seems that the Global Name Registry has decided to start
selling domains to end users directly.
I don't see them on the ICANN accredited
registrars list, but that could just not have been updated yet. I
trust they won't just be bypassing the process.
I also note that they
claim they won't be publishing any of the "personal details" of a user in
the whois. I hope they aren't bypassing any rules that the rest
of us must follow.
From the site
NOTE ON "WHOIS" SERVICE:
Personal Names is committed to
protecting your privacy in the Whois service. Therefore, none of your
personal details will be published in the .name Whois service. You can put
your own, personal details in the Whois service if you wish. To do this,
please contact customer service who will love to be of
All in all, I think this is something we may want to look
into more. When a Registry simply starts bypassing Registrars, I have