Domain Rant.

Karl Denninger karl at Mcs.Net
Fri Mar 21 04:39:13 UTC 1997

On Thu, Mar 20, 1997 at 08:06:16PM -0800, Michael Dillon wrote:
> On Thu, 20 Mar 1997, Karl Denninger wrote:
> > > IAHC's proposal fixes the problem folks are seeing with NS today.
> > 
> > No it doesn't.
> > 
> > If you register with someone, pay them, and they claim never to have
> > received payment you're just as screwed.  They hold or delete your 
> > record and you end up paying again.
> My understanding is that the precise protocol used to register a new name
> has not been frozen yet. This issue can be addressed if CORE requires a
> non-repudiable transaction from a registrar in order to register a domain
> or to update its payment status.
> And even if the IAHC were so foolish as to not consider this possibility
> they certainly did create a Policy Oversight Committee that can change
> procedures at any time. 

So what?

The registrar claims you haven't paid and didn't submit the non-repudiable
transaction (because they claim it didn't happen).  You have a cancelled 

This is precisely the situation people are claiming is happening to them.

Again, the problem isn't payments being posted that didn't happen, its 
payments made which *didn't get posted*.  Non-repudiation doesn't help 
this situation; that's a control on *positive* events, not ones which 
people claim didn't occur.

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