[gtld-tech] Registrar Expiration Date I-D

Andrew Newton andy at hxr.us
Tue Jan 26 21:31:58 UTC 2016

On Tue, Jan 26, 2016 at 4:20 PM, Andrew Sullivan <asullivan at dyn.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 26, 2016 at 01:16:10PM -0800, Francisco Obispo wrote:
>> But the RY doesn’t have that piece of data, and getting in in sync would be a tremendous amount of effort, not in dev, but operationally and then making sure it’s current.
> And stays current.  It's "staying current" that worries me.  The first
> thing they teach you in database school is not to have two sources of
> truth.  For if you have one, there is a fact of the matter; but if you
> have two it's anyone's guess which is correct.

Well, this isn't a single database but two separate systems. Now which
is the system of record I guess is an ICANN policy issue.

But I see it no differently than my contact information or name
servers. If I change either with the RAR, that info must also be
updated in the RY. How is this date any different? In the current
thick gTLDs, don't the RARs already have to keep their data up to date
in the RY?


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