billing for "friendly" name transfer

Andrew Brown twofsonet at
Tue Jul 20 02:44:09 UTC 1999

On Mon, Jul 19, 1999 at 06:50:51PM -0700, Dave Crocker wrote:
>At 06:07 PM 7/19/99 , Carl Malamud wrote:
>>         2) On December 31, you transfer that domain name to
>>         corporation B, which pays $70, good for two years.

i just started wondering about that whether or not they would do such
a thing.  thank you for confirming my fears.  :)

>At the risk of distracting your query, but not wanting to -- and hence I've 
>changed the Subject line -- I'm finding myself also wondering why a 
>friendly transfer should cost anything at all, never mind an entire $70.
>The NSI charging model lets one make changes to the registration fields for 
>free.  If the transfer is a friendly movement, then it is no different from 
>any other change of information to the fields.

the "company owner" transfer is a little more complicated, since it
can no longer be accomplished with a "single transaction".  one used
to be able to just send in a form that changed that information.  now
one must send in a single message with a "delete" request and a "new"
request.  presumably the domain gets "newed" which triggers the $70
charge, but never actually gets "deleted", leaving the old billing
cycle intact.

i was considering transferring some domains between names, but in
light of this, i think i'll hold off. would i get
credit for the "unused" portin of the registration fee that i had

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