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Re: Closing List (dnso-ip)

Russ and all,

  This is an issue that the ICANN (Initial?) Interim Board should
address directly and very quickly.  But I have my doubts that they will...

domainiac wrote:

> I personally am still trying to figure out what is going on.  I tried
> joining the IP constituency just after the Berlin meeting.  I also joined
> this list because I was led to believe that this list was part of that group
> and that the issues raised would be posted to this list.  This has not
> happened.  Now the list is being closed?
> I was initially not allowed to join the IP constituency and I was given a
> big runaround.  I was told that I had to member of an industry organization
> and that I could participate through them.  After I complained they let me
> become a member and they have sent me materials.
> I was unable to attend the meeting that was recently held so I sent in some
> questions and comments via e-mail.  The questions related to the groups
> recommendations about classifying "abusive" registrations.  The current plan
> is to classify such registrations using criteria such as intent when
> registering, pattern of other registrations, etc.  I asked who would
> investigate and decide on such matters.  I also asked about how I would vote
> on the recommendations the group would be making to ICANN.  I have not
> received any response.  I believe that they want to exclude individuals from
> voting but they won't tell me one way or the other.  Now they are closing
> the discussion list?????  What is going on?
> As far as I can tell the group's main focus is to ensure there are policies
> in place so crooked lawyers can misrepresent the rules in an effort to take
> domains away from the rightful owner.  The DC bar Association has also
> refused to handle a complaint against a lawyer from Covington & Burling who
> told me to give up a domain or face a federal lawsuit.  The lawyer was
> lying, misrepresented the law, and never filed suit and now the DC Bar
> Association has blessed this activity.  As far as I can tell the IP
> constituency has not addressed this very common situation.  Personally, my
> next step is to start filing criminal complaints against some of these
> crooked lawyers.
> Please add me to the IDNO.
> Russ Smith
> http://domainia.org
> >P.S. You will not need to unsubscribe; the list will be terminated.
> >
> >Thank you for your efforts with this list, Bret.
> >Does this mean that participation of individuals in the IP constituency is
> >definitely closed?
> >In that case the IDNO would be welcoming the frustrated and disenfranchised
> >with open arms.
> >--Joop Teernstra LL.M.--  , bootstrap  of
> >the Cyberspace Association,
> >the constituency for Individual Domain Name Owners
> >http://www.idno.org


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