Moniker Migration – Time of the Essence

Hi, If you have lost domains in the Moniker, or Key Systems, migration, I’d like to advocate for you, to retrieve them. Let’s refer to it as, “Key Systems.” Key Systems bought Moniker two years ago.

Ms. Johnson retrieved three lost domains,, and, in my portfolio. expired May 29th. It is now renewed. My renewals went smooth, and a domain transfer to BlackNight, with transfer code supplied May 29th, also went through.

Key Systems was informed I would report glitches to authorities, which I copied one email to the DOJ, and I reported online to the FBI. I am about to create a video to send 60 Minutes. You will be able to view it at Then, I will assemble some documentation of a behind the scenes syndicate which seeks to poach your and my domains, and snailmail it to concerned agencies in government.

This migration has touched even Elliot Silver at, and Andrew Alleman, who edits Thanx to you two, and Konstantinos Zournas and Acro for your excellent coverage. Konstantinos Zournas, you called it: 10 Steps To Help You Prepare For The New Moniker. NamePros has a lively discussion, here: The new Moniker

If your domains disappeared to the new mystery Registrar, udomainname, or to Netsol and Snapnames, or were past expiration in grace period, or went to auction, I want to know! My email is “louise at” this domain name. If goes mysteriously dark, there is a RecoverDomainName at gmail dot com. Please stay calm.

The Future of La Cosa Nostra

We have now proven in a court of law, beyond a reasonable doubt, NOT ONLY that there is a mafia, but that there is a commission, that it runs the mafia. – Rudolph Giuliani
FMR US Attorney
Southern District

The narrator on what should be regarded as one of the finest documentary series on TV, National Geographic’s Inside the American Mob (6 episodes), made the following concluding remarks, with final input from participants quoted:

By 2003, the sun’s finally setting on the American Mob. After 70 years as the most powerful organized crime force in the United States, Cosa Nostra is decimated.

The Mob first stumbles in 1970 when mafia boss Joe Columbo steps out of the shadows and into the public eye, and is gunned down shortly thereafter by a mob-hired hitman.

It continues with the landmark infiltration of the Bonano family by FBI agent Joe Pistone, and the prosecution of the leaders of the five families in the commisssion case by US Attorney Rudolph Giuliani in the 1980’s.

Publicity-hungry don John Gotti turns out to be another nail in the coffin in the ’90’s.

But, it all culminates with the betrayal by the last Don Joe Messino, when he becomes the first boss of a family to cooperate with the Federal Government.

Joe Massino’s conviction really was the end of an era for the five families in New York. – Mitra Hormozi
Federal Prosecutor
Eastern District New York

That’s the real deterioration of all their values, all their principles . . . – Rudolph Guilianni
FMR US Attorney
Southern District

The underworld – as I knew it – has been pulverized, pummeled! What there was then, certainly I don’t see, now. – Salvatore Polisi
Gambino Associate

They’re on the run, because the justice department and local law enforcement in those regions, have gone after the mafia with a vengeance! – Edward McDonald
FMR Federal Prosecutor
Eastern District New York

Too much technology. Too many people talking. Too much law enforcement. Too many cameras. You know? Too many people taking pictures. – Jimmy Calandra
Bath Avenue Crew Member

Organized crime still exists. But, it’s not the same. There’s still thugs that hijack, sell dope, and run prostitution and gambling rackets, but it’s nothing like it was. – Jim Kallstrom
Supervisory Special Agent FBI

Is there a handful of real tough guys out there? There’s a handful of guys out there that have good schemes going on? Yeah. To compare it to anything of what it USED to be? Those days are over forever! – Thomas Dades
Retires NYPD Detective

The mob’s downfall is a culmination of a determined, decades-long campaign by law enforecement.

The goal that government had was to denude the Cosa Nostra of all its armaments. They have succeeded. – Bruce Cutler
Principal Attorney to John Gotti

Sample Disrespect from Verisign

Previously, we discussed roles of a Registry: to maintain root servers, administer top level domain names. Three Registries are: Verisign (dot com, dot net, dot cc), Neustar (dot biz, dot co, dot us), and PIR, or the Public Interest Registry (dot org, dot info). Let’s visit how Verisign disrespects the Registrant (you, me, us, the general public), by comparing how it outputs Registrant data with the who is? info that Registries Neustar and PIR output!

When you check the whois of a dot org on, the full contact info of the Regitrant appears. Entering, into the search produces this info: who is? results

The full results appear, linking me to the ownership, or leasee, of A Leasee is the, “Individual who appears on a lease and is responsible for the terms present in that agreement,” according to

What happens at the Registry, Neustar?

Go to Dot US Whosis, and enter my domain:

The full info above, includes the contact info. It acknowledges me as the owner or leasee.

Now, try Verisign WhoIs search. Let me enter one of my dot com domains: . Here is the output:

Whois Server:
Referral URL:
Status: clientDeleteProhibited
Status: clientTransferProhibited
Status: clientUpdateProhibited
Updated Date: 05-may-2014
Creation Date: 05-may-2014
Expiration Date: 05-may-2015

>>> Last update of whois database: Fri, 13 Jun 2014 05:25:01 UTC <<< Verisign doesn’t output any Registrant contact info. Verisign doesn’t respect the Registrant. The syndicate, or people behind Verisign, wants the world to believe all dot com domain names belong to VERISIGN! The Registrant is not recognized. Therefore, Verisign does not recognize the Registrant who paid the fee to register a dot com as the owner. Only, the Registrar is output.

Four Terms You Should Be Familiar With

ICANN – manages domain system

Registry – the wholesalers of domains; NOT supposed to sell to the public. Verisign famous as the registry for dot com, dot net, and dot tv, among others. Operates two of the internet’s 13 root nameservers. Accordingn to Wikipedia, “The root servers form the top of the hierarchical Domain Name System that supports all Internet communication.” Neustar is the Registry which manages dot us and dot biz. Public Interest Registry,, is the registry for dot org.

Registrar – entity that manages the reservation of domain names by the public. The go-between registries and the public, like the public can buy RETAIL, but not WHOLESALE. Godaddy, eNom, NameCheap, NetworkSolutions. You, the Registrant, buy from the Registrar.

Registrant – the public, us, me. We purchase through Godaddy, DomainIt, or NameCheap, same as we buy from retailers, instead of direct from Verigisn or Neustar.

The syndicate behind ICANN, Verisign, and the major Registrars exploits small US businesses who believe the identity of their online presence is government-ensured, while it plans takeovers and puts obstacles in the path of honest business people, to separate them from their valuable dot com domains.

It does this by targeting a domain name.

REf: Domain Name Registrar – Wikipedia entry

ICANN, Verisign, & the Major Registrars Disrespect Domain Registrants

There are many avenues a Registrar can take to separate a Registrant from his valuable dot com domain.

One is, to modify the whosis, so that it is out of compliance.
Two, withhold Renewal Remainder notices the Registrant is used to receiving. If the Registrant depends on the renewal notice to be reminded, he will let the domain drop.
Three, change the credit card info, so that auto renewals don’t go forward.
Four, put a bogus expiration date in the Renewal notice.

The latter two happened in the case of

Five, ICANN decredits a Registrar, and the domains are sent to an Insider Registrar, or split among receiving Insider Registrars. Some domains get lost in the shuffle, especially if they were part of a Reseller account. This has happened with RegisterFly.

Six, a Registrar that offers hosting syncs payment of hosting a website to renewal of the domain name. If a Registrant chooses to switch hosting, he may lose his domain name.

Seven, trumped up violation of domain use.

Eight, Registration Terms of Agreements are now unfairly burdensome to the Registrant, forcing him to agree to pay for lawsuits involving the Registrant or his domain, whether they are resolved in the Registrant’s or Registrar’s favor or not, while Registrars maintain the right to point a domain to their own content, while the whois info still shows the Registrant’s contact info. They state the Registrant has to put up a bond.

This is Good

The Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act specifies:

an Internet site is `dedicated to infringing activities’ if such site . . . has no demonstrable, commercially significant purpose or use other than

profitting from copyright violation. It will force Registrars to shut down illegal websites.  Why are certain factions threatened? Get over yourselves!  Self regulation by ICANN, Verisign, and the major Registrars clearly doesn’t work. Government HAS to step in! :)

Update 09-30-2010:  Senators Propose Changes to Website Takedown Bill – by Grant Ross, IDG News, courtesy of

Senators Propose Changes to Website Takedown Bill

Expiration Synchronization – Stay Away!

Verisign promotes ConsoliDate, its Expiration Synchronization service to Registrars to upsell to Registrants – STAY AWAY!!!

It may sound tempting, but having all the expiration dates synchronized to one will make it easier for Registrars to target your entire portfolio at once!

I’m keeping my domain names with all their year-round original expiration dates!

Justice Department Reply

ICANN Bulk Transfer

I respond to your October 31, 2009, letter to the President, with a copy to the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice. You suggest that ICANN’s Bulk Transfer After Partial Portfolio Acquisition rule, which establishes procedures governing the transfer of a portion of domain names from one registrar to another through an acquisition, may violate the Federal antitrust laws.   ICANN’s bulk transfer rule does not appear to violate the antitrust laws. Continue reading

ICANN Replies

Dear Ms. Timmons,

Thank you for your letter to Rod Beckstrom on 12 December 2009, and for your comment submitted on the Bulk Transfer After Partial Portfolio Acquisition (BTAPPA) amendment in dot-COM & dot-NET.

The BTAPPA service was first proposed by Neustar in 2006, and approved by the ICANN Board in November 2006 for introduction in dot-BIZ. To the best of our knowledge, no issues have been raised about the operation of the BTAPPA service, including any concerns related to acquisition-related transfers from losing registrars to gaining registrars as part of the service or on the 15-day notice period to registrants. Continue reading