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First results in: People not happy with new dotcom contract
People's first thoughts on the revised contract for all dotcoms
have started appearing and so far it's unanimous: they hate it.
The first response on the ICANN public comment board appears to sum up
most others' feelings: "Lipstick on a pig doesn't make me want to kiss
it," said George Kirikos. The second poster clarified matters still
further: "I'm going to put this in very big letters to make sure you
can see it," wrote John Jeffers, who runs domain resale business
* NO PRESUMPTIVE RENEWAL CLAUSE
* NO PRICE INCREASE
* NO SELLING OF TRAFFIC DATA
* NO MONOPOLY OVER THE EXPIRED DOMAIN MARKET
The Coalition for ICANN Transparency (CFIT) certainly agreed with
that, its spokesman John Berard telling us: "This agreement still does
not answer our three primary concerns: prices, the presumptive right
of renewal, and unfettered encroachment of existing services."
The third part is what most concerns CFIT as it is being funded by
Momentous.ca - which runs Pool.com - one of the big three companies in
the domain pick-up and resale business.