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Re: Additional sources of revenue (Re: [ga] ALAC statement...)

  • To: "Rick Wesson" <wessorh@xxxxxx>, "Joanna Lane" <jo-uk@xxxxxxx>, "Marc Schneiders" <marc@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Subject: Re: Additional sources of revenue (Re: [ga] ALAC statement...)
  • From: "Richard Henderson" <richardhenderson@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 19 Sep 2003 20:43:38 +0100
  • Cc: <ga@xxxxxxxx>
  • References: <DPEOJECBMOLLLJOFDNDPAEAKEBAA.jo-uk@rcn.com> <200309182118.51638.wessorh@ar.com>
  • Sender: owner-ga@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

What will be the position of Snapnames customers when WLS kicks in? As I
understand it, Snapnames has a close (shared?) business relationship at

Will their customers get their 'snapped' names automatically transferred to
pole position under WLS (which would be seen as unfair on competitors)?

But then again, if you have paid $69 for a snapback on a name, and you've
purchased a 12 month service (the normal Snapnames service) then if the
service is terminated by WLS, will Snapnames be obliged to refund its

In effect the same business associates who offered a 12 month contract would
be those responsible for rendering the contract invalid by adopting WLS.

What is Snapnames going to do to protect the interests of its customers?
What is Verisign going to do to ensure that Snapnames does not gain an
unfair advantage over its competitors?


Richard Henderson

----- Original Message -----
From: Rick Wesson <wessorh@xxxxxx>
To: Joanna Lane <jo-uk@xxxxxxx>; Marc Schneiders <marc@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>;
Richard Henderson <richardhenderson@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: <ga@xxxxxxxx>
Sent: Friday, September 19, 2003 5:18 AM
Subject: Re: Additional sources of revenue (Re: [ga] ALAC statement...)

> If you didn't like siteFinder just wait till october when everyone gets to
> purchase their domain again to protect a WLS position... And the wholesale
> price is 400% more than the origional wholesale price of the working
> registration.
> registrants should be thinking of some kind of "class-action" as aparently
> ICANN only listens to those that sue the organization.
> -rick

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