See the NY Times story at:
I'd like to reiterate the suggestion that I made in my prior post at:
that the ICANN Board should move with all haste to stop this abuse, by
passing passing a vote saying:
"gTLD Registry operators WILL return NXDOMAIN for ALL DNS queries for
which there is not a REGISTERED domain name."
If ICANN is concerned at all about security and stability of the
internet, they will not allow this abusive monopolist to unilaterally
reshape technical standards that have not met with consensus approval
of affected stakeholders.