Our new Indie Games subforum is now open for business in G&T. Go and check it out, you might land a code for a free game. If you're developing an indie game and want to post about it, follow these directions. If you don't, he'll break your legs! Hahaha! Seriously though.
Our rules have been updated and given their own forum. Go and look at them! They are nice, and there may be new ones that you didn't know about! Hooray for rules! Hooray for The System! Hooray for Conforming!
Network Solutions are registering domain names after someone performs a WHOIS search with them. They then release the domain after five days (within a grace period), so it costs them nothing, but they get to sit on the domain and not let you register with anyone else.
This is the latest in a long line of corporate interests screwing with the Net (see: Net Neutrality, VeriSign changing the root DNS servers to reply with a search page rather than a 404). It is obvious that ICANN cannot be trusted; they're a toothless organisation that has zero jurisdiction, and takes too long to solve even petty domain name disputes (see: the sex.com insanity).
ICANN is also fundamentally tied to the US; ICANN publishes the list of the DNS root servers, which are controlled in the US by the Department of Commerce. So we have nationality problems as well. The UN tried to get involved, but the US resisted strongly (both as a government and a people) saying that things aren't broken, that the Internet doesn't need governance, and that the UN is a worse bureaucratic organisation as the US government.