Monthly Archives: November 2009

Summary & Analysis of BTAPPA Comments

Patrick Jones, Registry Liaison Manager at ICANN,  consolidated  and summarized comments on the BTAPPA amendment:

Summary & Analysis of BTAPPA Comments

It is unanimous that a 15-day notice of pending transfer is too short:

The timeline for registrants [us] to respond was too short . . . the timeline should at a minimum match with the grace period for a domain name renewal.

George Smith
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“This is beyond terrible!”

This is beyond terrible . . .  ICANN’s announcement is unreadable.

– response posted on

11-01-09 Time Magazine Cover

11-01-09 Time Magazine Cover

We’re fatigued of news from Bernie Madoff and Wall Street and other white collar criminals, but the rest of the world needs  to catch on!

So far, not many people are on board. Michael Froomkin of is.  Micahel Froomkin is no slouch; he is Professor at the University of Miami School of Law in Coral Gables, Florida, specializing in Internet Law and Administrative Law.

If it looks like fraud, it tastes like fraud, it acts like fraud, it IS fraud!!!

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take snaps of your homepages and whosis!

Posted at NoDaddy November 16th

This all goes into effect tomorrow:

May I suggest: everybody take screen shots of your homepages and whosis info!  This is what you do:
  • Roll mouse over the time so the date pops up; leave it.
  • Press Shift / PrintScreen (upper right hand).
  • Open Paint from Strart/Programs/Accessories
  • Paste, or Ctrl V, into the new file; save as a jpeg.

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Letter to President Obama

Here is the letter to the President sent November 1st:

October 31st, 2009

The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500

Dear Mr. President,

There is a category of opportunist who seeks to capitalize on innovation without crediting the inventor, who views unsuspecting and trusting Americans as a limitless supply of chumps, who take advantage of the public’s lack of legal expertise in legal agreements, which is hugely disadvantageous to the public, causing it to forfeit its rights and obligating it to unreasonable terms in favor of big business. Current events prove those determined to make a quick buck by any means a threat to the economy.

Verisign submit an application to ICANN for approval a process of bulk transfers of partial portfolios of DOT NET’s and DOT COM’s. Continue reading