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What the IAU should have written

At least to Dr. Wright's mind:

http://www.personal.psu.edu/jtw13/blogs/astrowright/2013/04/what-the-iau-should-have-written.html

An excerpt:
In the light of recent events, where the possibility of buying the rights to name nominating or voting on popular names for exoplanets has been advertised, the International Astronomical Union (IAU) wishes to inform the public that such schemes have no bearing on the official naming processastronomers do not use such names and the international astronomical community currently has no plans to do so. The IAU wholeheartedly welcomes the public's interest to be involved in recent discoveries, but would like to strongly stress the importance of having a unified naming procedure for official names and designations.

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