Gtld transfer process
william at elan.net
Tue Jan 18 11:52:27 UTC 2005
On Tue, 18 Jan 2005, Bruce Tonkin wrote:
> Hello Brandon,
> Thanks for your feedback.
> > My experience has been that getting auth_info (which criminal
> > staff would have access to) from bad registrars is almost
> > impossible, with registrar-LOCK too they have enough control
> > to negate the gain in being able to pull a domain to a new
> > registrar - you still need the cooperation of the old one so
> > it's just as bad as the old way but lots more risk for everyone
> > EPP is thus of no advantage and registrar pull is dangerous
> Thus are you basically proposing that the registrant rely on cooperation
> with the old registrar, and if that fails, rely on ICANN to enforce
> compliance if the old registrars doesn't cooperate?
I would propose the following:
1. Keep existing model but make it "SHOULD" for old registrar to inform
of upcoming transfer (I still don't understand how that failed in
panix.com case BTW, because I'm pretty certain dotster does it, the
only thing I can think of is that they did but answer was lost among
all the spam that hostmaster account received).
2. Allow for fast way to reverse the domain transfer for old register.
I'd propose the following:
a. Old registrar can use special registry function to request
reversal within 5 days of the transfer and that is immediatly
granted (no questions asked at that time) with immediate restoration
of old NS servers
b. After that is done the following day the registry (i.e. Verisign)
rather then either of the registrars must send its own confirmation
that transfer was authorized to contacts unless it receives word
from old registrar that contact information can not be trusted
(in some cases people loose their domains because somebody else
gained access to email account listed under administrator in whois)
c. If it receives no answer, then it must inform old registrar and
expect explanation for their request for reversal including how
they got in touch with the registrant.
d. The cost of the procedure should be about equivalent to normal domain
registration and the losing registrar (i.e. the one that expected to
receive domain but failed to receive proper authorization if reversal
was final or old registrar that improperly requested the procedure
if it was so) should pay it.
william at elan.net
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