1. Is this an organization for Domain Names for registering them
and maintaining them , and developing global policy ??
CORE is just a private company
attempting to market five domain
names. .WEB and .ART do not belong
to CORE because other companies
have developed registries for these
Top Level Domains. However CORE is
trying in the process to independantly
establish Global regulations over the
namespace and this is highly unacceptable
to most reasonable observers. They've
as much right to register .FIRM, .STORE
and the others as Internic has to do
the same for .COM, .ORG and .NET and
Alternic to act as a registry for .XXX,
.ZOO, .WEB and so on. None of them have
the right to govern the Internet.
2. If this Person has breached federal telecommunication regulations ?
if so. then must pay for the crimes as set down in the countries law.!!!!
Mr. Kashpureff is innocent until
proven otherwise. And by all
appearances the charges are all
politically motivated and not
very well grounded in legalities.
No-one actually owns the domain
names. So what the fellow did is
not illegal in the strict sense
of the word. And it really didn't
inconvenience anyone except for
those who wish to claim ownership
over a universal resource.
3. Defense Fund , if people want to help this person , this should not
be connected in anyway to this organization or this may be seen around
the world as an incorrect organization policy !!!!!!!
I think it would be wonderful if
CORE were to donate some of it's
money to the Eugene Kashpureff's
Defense Fund! I also think it would
be great if they officially endorsed
the Eugene Kashpureff's Defense Fund.
Unfortunately CORE is itself trying
to steal Internic's monopoly and
install one of it's own. And CORE
will in all probablility be the
next target of protest actions.
4. I am confused over the role of the CORE know because of this discussion
on a issue that doesn't concern the domain registration or GLTD policy
This whole debate is central to the
debate. Internic holds a monopoly over
Domain Names. No-one else can participate
at any level. Now CORE wants to take over
as the Monopoly. Leaving everyone else
out in the cold. And by everyone else I
mean individuals, small companies, non-
profit organizatrions and most nations in
the so-called "third" world. The price
tag for a new domain name registry is a
half million US dollars (US$500,000).
Not only that CORE is a private organization
run without any public oversight under
Swiss law. It is, furthermore, *not*
supported or sanctioned by any member
State of the United Nations nor by the
CORE is a rogue DNS elephant like Internic
was in the past. We may have no alternative
but to stop it in any way we can. And Eugene
points the way very clearly. Will CORE stop
and reverse it's course? That remains to be
seen. If not expect more of the same protest
actions like Kashpureff's. We will have no