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Re: ISP Domain Auction

  • From: Mark Boolootian
  • Date: Mon Feb 12 16:03:30 1996

Re the domain aucition, Randy Bush writes:
>My personal opinion is that the IANA should recommend that the InterNIC
>simply unregister the names.

A quick perusal of the Internic policy for domain names states that 

  "... as an express condition and material inducement of the grant of an
   applicant's ('Applicant') request to register a Domain Name, Applicant
   represents and warrants as follows:


	(b) Applicant has a bona fide intention to use the Domain Name on a 
		regular basis on the Internet;


Interpretation is left to the reader.

I couldn't find much else that speaks to this issue.  While I'm in
agreement with the sentiment to unregister the names, unless there has
actually been a violation of a formal agreement, I think it would be a
grave mistake for the Internic to do so.  It would be a quick ride to the
bottom of a very slippery slope.