[gtld-tech] Registrar Expiration Date I-D

Michele Neylon - Blacknight michele at blacknight.com
Fri Jan 22 14:35:36 UTC 2016


A big warning notice in the whois output telling them to pay their registrars might work better :)


Mr Michele Neylon
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On 22/01/2016, 14:26, "gtld-tech-bounces at icann.org on behalf of Andrew Sullivan" <gtld-tech-bounces at icann.org on behalf of asullivan at dyn.com> wrote:

>On Fri, Jan 22, 2016 at 05:24:35AM +0100, Patrik Fältström wrote:
>> The registry expiration date, which is already in the registry, is definitely enough.
>The problem that people claim to want to solve, however, is that
>registrants are sometimes surprised at expiration because their
>registrar says something's expired when the whois doesn't say that.
>The registrar then sells the registry-registered name off to some
>other registrant.
>The idea is that by putting this data in the public whois, registrants
>wont get surprised this way.  I have pretty grave doubts that this
>idea is correct, but I can see the logic.
>> Can we please instead try to make the lifecycle of a domain name _simpler_ so people do understand it? Already today it is extremely complicated. Specifically in the end game, and yes, as pointed out, that is used by some registries and registrars in a way that is viewed by some as not 100% "ok".
>Andrew Sullivan
>asullivan at dyn.com

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