[policy] When Tech Meets Policy...
tme at multicasttech.com
Tue Aug 14 02:22:54 UTC 2007
On Aug 14, 2007, at 12:19 AM, Paul Ferguson wrote:
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> I was just struck by a couple of statistics:
> In January 2007, according to PIR five registrars deleted 1,773,910
> names during the grace period and retained 10,862. That same month,
> VeriSign reported that among top ten registrars, 95% of all
> deleted .COM
> and .Net domain names were the result of domain tasting.
So, if they charged a $ 1 "return fee," they would either
- produce revenues of several million USD per month (unlikely) or
- cut domain tasting by about 2 orders of magnitude.
This seems like one problem with a simple solution. I am sure that
someone will rapidly tell
me why it won't work, but in an era when an airline will charge you $
40 to $ 200 USD to correct
a typo, I don't see why this is excessive.
> Having said that, Jay Westerdal mentioned on Sunday that:
> Today was the largest Domain Tasting day ever. We recorded over 8
> Transactions today. This is a new high. We have never seen 8 Million
> transactions on one day before. That would be either an add or
> delete. Over
> 99 percent of these transactions are completely free and use the 5 day
> grace period to test domain names for traffic before they are
> purchase for
> a long term buy.
> Although I'm not sure all of that 8M+ were actual "tasted", it
> does represent an astronomical number of registrations.
> Just a couple of data points.
> - - ferg
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> "Fergie", a.k.a. Paul Ferguson
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