[gtld-tech] Registrar Expiration Date I-D

Luis E. Muñoz lem at uniregistry.link
Wed Jan 27 18:06:02 UTC 2016

On 27 Jan 2016, at 9:49, Greg Aaron wrote:

> A) The current registrar and the current registrant are not the only 
> parties
> with an interest in a domain's expiration date.  For example, other 
> people
> may want that domain when it expires.  Gaining registrars like to see 
> the
> expiration date when processing inbound transfers.
> B) A domain's expiration date can be gotten via EPP <info> command.  
> No
> reason to show expiration date in a <info> command but not in WHOIS.

Wouldn’t (B) negate the “Gaining registrars” part of (A) as an 

Also, given the prevalence of auto-renewals, I would argue that WHOIS as 
it is today don’t work for prospective registrants interested in an 
unavailable name. They really have no further clue about when the domain 
will be available by looking at the expiration date alone. To that 
effect, showing the pendingDelete status in the WHOIS record is better 
for them, as it’s clear that the name won’t be auto-renewed and will 
become available at some point in the (near) future.

Luis Muñoz
Director, Registry Operations

2161 San Joaquin Hills Road
Newport Beach, CA 92660

Office +1 949 706 2300 x 4242
lem at uniregistry.link
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