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  • From: Brian Koontz <brian AT>
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  • Subject: Re: [opennic-discuss] Conflict alert - dotFree
  • Date: Sat, 30 Oct 2010 08:32:05 -0500
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Since OpenNIC has never moved towards a legal corporate structure
(either profit or non-profit), we don't have a leg to stand on...I'm
afraid that this is the Achilles' heel of OpenNIC, and everything
we've worked towards will be slowly but surely unmantled by bastards
such as dotfree.

Do or die time, folks. The writing's on the wall.


On Sat, Oct 30, 2010 at 06:20:34AM +0000, Hanselka, Alex wrote:
> Ah how complicated. :)
> -----Original Message-----
> From: discuss-bounces AT
> [mailto:discuss-bounces AT] On Behalf Of Jeff Taylor
> Sent: Friday, October 29, 2010 11:22 PM
> To: OpenNIC Discuss
> Subject: [opennic-discuss] Conflict alert - dotFree
> JStoker mentioned in the chat channel today that there is a group online at
> who is attempting to register the .free TLD with
> ICANN. As far as I can tell, it looks like a legitimate company which is
> actually going through with re
gistration, although apparently they have already been caught blatantly
plagiarizing another website for their content, and there is a lot of
speculation that their domains will not be quite as 'free' as they advertise.
> Regardless, while there is no guarantee that this company will actually
> come through with their plan, their website is in fact pre-registering
> domain names beginning November 1st. Unfortunately, ICANN does not care to
> listen to groups like OpenNic bec
ause we do not pay them hundreds of thousands of dollars each year. *IF*
this new TLD does go live, we need to make plans to migrate the OpenNic .free
domains to a new TLD.

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