[ga] RE: Open Letter to Mr Jeff Neuman from The Internet Challenge
- To: "'Richard Henderson'" <email@example.com>, "Neuman, Jeff" <Jeff.Neuman@neustar.us>, vint cerf <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Legal-NeuLevel <Legal@Neulevel.Biz>
- Subject: [ga] RE: Open Letter to Mr Jeff Neuman from The Internet Challenge
- From: "Neuman, Jeff" <Jeff.Neuman@neustar.us>
- Date: Wed, 3 Apr 2002 12:29:25 -0600
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Thanks again for your e-mail. Let me assure you that Bondi, LLC is in fact
a separate ICANN-Accredited Registrar. They are separate and apart (at
least as far as accreditation) from Parava Networks. With respect to the
fact that they are not listed on our Web site, I can tell you that they were
indeed listed on our site as a Registar participating in the Group 2B
process (See http://www.neulevel.biz/faqs/distr_methods_faqs.html FAQ #1).
They are not yet on our general list, because they are still going through
technical certification for real-time registrations. They will be added to
our list once they pass such testing. As to why they are not on the ICANN
Website, I can not answer that question.
Any ICANN-Accredited registrar that has signed a Registry-Registrar
Agreement for .BIZ, that also signed the Group 2B Amendment (for the
round-robin process) was permitted to submit a queue of applications for the
Group 2B domain names.
Again, with respect to the other issues raised in your e-mail, our
investigation is ongoing.
Please let me know if you have any additional questions.
From: Richard Henderson [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Wednesday, April 03, 2002 12:45 PM
To: Neuman, Jeff; vint cerf; Legal-NeuLevel
Cc: Neuman, Jeff; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com;
firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; DEvans@doc.gov;
firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; Karl Auerbach;
Jefsey Morfin; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org;
email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com;
Subject: Re: Open Letter to Mr Jeff Neuman from The Internet Challenge
Dear Jeff and Vint
As an addendum to the issue of the SIX registrars who appear to have
submitted "exclusive" lists in the .biz release last week:
Further to the admission made by the sole registrant who gained names
through Signature domains, that he was in fact a partner of Signature
Domains, I have a query about Bondi LLC. Perhaps you could clarify this one,
This case of the 93 names registered for Marco Publishing Corporation
through Bondi LLC appears quite a strange affair.
If you look up the lists of accredited registrars at ICANN or Neulevel, you
will find NO MENTION of Bondi LLC as a registrar. They simply don't exist
there, so you would have had no means of applying for names through them.
I phoned Neulevel today and they explain that Bondi were accredited by
Neulevel "just before the names release". Neulevel says that their contact
number is : (001) 713-780-0202 and when you phone that number it is "Parava
Services" that answers.
I asked the person at the other end if BondiLLC had a parent company and
they said, yes, Parava.
This leaves me very confused. Not only has BondiLLC submitted a highly
exclusive list (great beneficiary: the unknown Marco Publishing
Corporation). It appears they are part of Parava.
Doesn't this mean, in effect, that Parava submitted TWO lists? One, a list
that was widely open to the public, and one which appeared to be closed to
the public and inaccessible?
Interestingly, although Marco Publishing benefitted from 93 names from
BondiLLc, they also applied for and gained names through Parava (for
I would be very interested to know HOW ordinary members of the Internet
Public were supposed to (a) know Bondi LLC existed (b) locate its website
(c) participate in their list.
I would also be very interested to know WHY Parava were effectively allowed
to submit two lists. Didn't that give them double the chances of other
And I would finally be interested to know why Neulevel didn't - and still
have not - placed BONDI LLC on their accredited registrars list. Also, are
they accredited by ICANN, as they don't appear on the ICANN list either?
In anonymity, this last-minute "front" company of an already existing
Registrar, appears to have submitted names for an exclusive customer.
Explanations would be appreciated.
I also believe that Bondi LLC may have been in breach of the ICANN terms,
which I presume Neulevel is obliged to enforce.
"ICANN-Accredited Registrars will be responsible for developing the
necessary interface with their customers."
(extract from ICANN's .biz TLD Agreement: Appendix J)
Was the necessary interface put in place between BONDI LLC and the internet
public? Was it made known and made accessible? Did Neulevel take steps to
notify the public of this "subcontracted" registrar of Parava on the
Did Parava effectively "double" its chances by introducing BONDI LLC?
Or am I being unfair (for example, does Verisign own a range of accredited
Registrars and therefore get various lists submitted) ?
Why did Parava need to operate a second registrar?
Why did it bother if it wasn't going to accept applications from the public?
Did this disadvantage other consumers or registrars?
I'd be grateful for your further investigation or elucidation.
Appendix A: List of the 93 names registered for Marco Publishing Corporation
through Bondi LLC
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