[policy] When Tech Meets Policy...

Justin Scott jscott at gravityfree.com
Mon Aug 13 20:32:34 UTC 2007

> Do people really not plan that far ahead, that they
> need brand new domain names to be active (not just
> reserved) within seconds?

I can say from my experience working in a web development environment,
yes.  I can recall several cases where we needed to get a domain online
quickly for one reason or another.  Usually it revolves around the
marketing department not being in-touch with the rest of the company and
the wrong/misspelled domain name ends up in a print/radio/tv ad that is
about to go to thousands of people and cannot be changed.  We end up
having to go get the name that is in the ad and get it active as quickly
as possible.

Personally I'm all for things working as quickly as possible, and I'm
all for being able to "return" a domain within a reasonable time if
needed.  Perhaps it would be better to allow for domain returns, but
shorten the time limit to 24 hours.  That should be long enough to catch
a typo, but too short to be much use for traffic tasting.

-Justin Scott | GravityFree
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