ICANN is corrupted - first example in 2015
Icann.org is totally corrupted. Do NOT trust Icann, do not pay for new extensions etc.
Here is a 2015 domain name theft by registry dot Science Limited and 101domain.com, backed up by ICANN.
Begin August 13, 2014, I, Philippe Blankert, as individual preregistered open.science at 101domain.com
101domain.com promised an early landrush - and I paid for that.
The early landrush took place on January 1-2 , 2015. However, 8 hours before end of early landrush, so UTC time 18 hrs on 2 January 2015, 101domain.com messaged me that registry dot science limited wanted to stop the early landrush, and wanted to reserve the domain name open.science for itself.
Icann was notified by me, asked for a response, claim etc., but Icann did not respond.
Icann obviously is corrupted too, and backs op dot science limited
That is the standard contract between Icann and registries. Look at article 3.1: 'open and transparent'.
This process is not open and transparent, and Icann is TOO WEAK to intervene.
Icann for me totally lost its authority, justicy is nowhere to be found.
Last step: I will try w3.org
Tip: never trust icann.org and certainly not dot science limited.
Do not pay for a new domain extension at Icann - they are overpriced and besides totally corrupted.
Think of the deep web, alternative root zone etc.
With Icann, also US totally lost its credibility for me. US and Icann (Icann is 100% US ministry) like to play police of the world in Asia, Middle East etc but are totally corrupted internally, they cannot even guarantee a just and contract procedure for the obtaining of new domain names.
Sack them all.
Dr. Philippe Blankert - 7 January 2015 - email@example.com
PS: dot science limited is managed by: firstname.lastname@example.org - that are the real crooks - to all involved in new domain names: avoid those crooks.