[gtld-tech] Registrar Expiration Date I-D

Andrew Sullivan asullivan at dyn.com
Wed Jan 27 17:48:03 UTC 2016

On Wed, Jan 27, 2016 at 05:52:35PM +0100, Thomas Corte wrote:
> Alternatively, the "Registry Expiry Date" Whois field could be renamed to
> "Registry Renewal Date", which (for auto-renewing registries) reflects
> the real meaning much better and sounds less worrying to clueless
> registrants.

I can see some advantage there, but the basic problem is that it
requires the registrant to have some sort of model of how the
registration business works; to the extent the registrant is wrong, it
gets a bad picture of how things are going to work.

It's normal for a buyer of something to figure that the person they
actually deal with is the source of information, and the basic problem
here is that the domain life cycle registrar-registry is not aligned
with the contract life cycle registrant-registrar.  I haven't a real
clue how to fix that, because it's built into the business models of
many registrars.


Andrew Sullivan
asullivan at dyn.com

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