Originally posted by thewitt
Many people continue to say that the Registry is not serious about reposessing names not registered for bona-fide businesses. I think this first pass says much about the seriousness of the Registry.
I agree. Not a good idea underestimating Neulevel's/Neustar's teeth. Domain speculators were making a mockery of the system, taunting ICANN and the registries to act.
Well, it is apparent the raw nerve has been touched.
And even for Afilias, they continue to challenge, even for "facially" valid tms used to secure names like business.info. A LL3 is imminent.
The Nexus restrictions is something to watch closely, I think its pretty deadly, and early days yet.
These things can only bring credibility to the web, and to new TLDs.
It is no secret that the US government now treats the Internet very cautiously after 911. Monitoring of developments on the internet has increased significantly. The registries need to get their act together, and fast.