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[ga] Re: Here we go again...

  • To: "General Assembly of the DNSO" <ga@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Subject: [ga] Re: Here we go again...
  • From: "Richard Henderson" <richardhenderson@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 20 Mar 2005 00:03:17 -0000
  • Cc: "Tim Cole" <cole@xxxxxxxxx>, "vinton g. cerf" <vinton.g.cerf@xxxxxxx>
  • Sender: owner-ga@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

On what grounds has EnCirca registered:

(there may be others) ?

If you click on any of these, they give you the option to register a .pro name.

Try it: type in an obscure name and click "Check". It leads you straight to EnCirca.

Surely this use of .pro contravenes the intentions and purpose of the .pro sTLD?

Has RegistryPro checked to see if EnCirca has registered these names with verified professional credentials?

Isn't ICANN's plan to have a TLD dedicated to accredited professionals just being ridiculed?

In my opinion, this is a classic example of people in the "Domain Supply" Industry exploiting their position and misusing the DNS in pursuit of their own private gain. EnCirca is an ICANN-accredited registrar but it is operating in a manner which seems to run counter to the intentions of ICANN. What possible case can there be for .pro registrations for credit, dating, and diet and their use as traffic-grabbers to route people to the EnCirca Homepage?

Why has RegistryPro allowed a thousand or more .pro names to be activated in a tide of new registrations in the past month, when it's obvious to anyone that most of these registrations contravene the terms and/or intentions of the ICANN Agreement? They are meant to verify the professional claims of each of these registrations PRIOR to activation.


Richard Henderson

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