24 Jul

Eurid suspende 74.000 dominios .eu por trampas

Mi socio Axel Serena que és uno de los registradores autorizados por Eurid con su empresa Click Telecom acaba de reenviarme una notificación enviada a todos los registradores EU recibida hace menos de 1h.

No se si os acordareis de las trampas que se hicieron en el registro libre de dominios .eu, sobre todo de empresas teoricamente ubicadas en Chipre, pero todas ellas de origen estadounidense. Eurid ha comunicado que suspende 74.000 dominios .eu a más de 400 registradores por incumplimiento de las normas, sobre todo afectan a las empresas Ovidio Ltd, Fausto Ltd y Gabino Ltd, la primera ya es una de las que yo ví que más dominios habían capturado en las primeras horas.

La comunicación completa (en inglés) es:

Dear Registrar,
 
See information below which shortly will be published on the EURid website.
 
Kind Regards,
 
The EURid Team
 
 
EURid suspends 74 000 .eu domain names due to breach of contract
 
EURid, the non profit organisation operating the Internet top level domain .eu, has suspended 74 000 .eu domain names and has sued 400 registrars for breach of contract. This move was prompted by abusive behavior from a syndicate of registrars who have systematically acquired domain names with the obvious intent of selling them. In the domain name business this is called warehousing and is not permitted.
 
In this case we are convinced that the domain name holders of the 74 000 .eu names (Ovidio Ltd, Fausto Ltd and Gabino Ltd) are acting as a front for a number of registrars. The domain name holders and the registrars can be regarded as one and the same. Since registrars should only register domain names for existing customers and not warehouse the names in order to resell them at a higher price, this is clearly in breach of the registrar contract, says Herman Sobrie, Legal Manager of EURid.
 
Within the limits of the EC regulations (733/2002 & 874/2004,) EURid strives to maintain .eu as an attractive top level domain for Europeans who want to convey a European Identity on the Internet. When the system is abused there is a risk that the perceived value of .eu will decrease, not only for the almost two million legitimate holders of .eu domain names but also for all fair registrars. That is why EURid wants to act firmly against any improper behavior regarding .eu domain names.
 
As means of quality control, EURid constantly monitors the registrations of .eu domain names in order to make sure all holders of .eu domain names are based in the EU zone, as required by to the Public Policy Rules for .eu. Similarly, EURid verifies that all accredited registrars are acting in the best interest of the end user in accordance with their contract with EURid.
 
A handful of .eu domain names have already been suspended as their holders have not been able to show that they are based within the EU.
 
The outcome of the suspended domain names now awaits a court decision.  EURid would later like to make the names available for registration again. 
 

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  1. javi
    24 julio, 2006

    ¿ Qué pasa con los dominios que tenian registrados ? ¿ Ya están libres?

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  2. Óscar
    24 julio, 2006

    The outcome of the suspended domain names now awaits a court decision. EURid would later like to make the names available for registration again.

    A la espera de lo que digan los juzgazdos.

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  3. 12 marzo, 2010

    Independientemente de que hayan cometido algún tipo de ilegalidad, creo que la especulación con dominios no se debería permitir. Hay algún listillo que siempre se adelanta y pilla los mas relevantes, y luego los revende a precios elevados.

    Esto no se debería permitir. Podríamos equipararlo a la especulación Urbanística.

    Elinformatico ORG
    Elinformatico EU

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