[policy] When Tech Meets Policy...

Dorn Hetzel dhetzel at gmail.com
Thu Aug 16 13:12:10 UTC 2007

Well, if they only delete 89% instead of 99.9% then to make 1,000,000 tasted
registrations they will have to keep 100,000 of them, which will send a fair
amount of money to the registry.  Effectively making the minimum
registration costs for tasting 10% of the normal cost.

On 8/16/07, william(at)elan.net <william at elan.net> wrote:
> On Thu, 16 Aug 2007, John L wrote:
> >
> >>> The .ORG registry asked last year for permission to charge 5 cents per
> >>> deletion to any registrar that deletes more than 90% of their
> >>> registrations.
> >>
> >> I don't like that so much. Complications invite gaming the system.
> Yes, they are just going to delete 89% of their registrations.
> > It has the practical advantage of already having been implemented.
> What is important is not if it has been implemented but how effective
> it has been. But unfortunately with just one TLD, its possible that
> positive info can not be relied on as given limitations bad registrants
> could have just moved to using other TLDs that do not have the limits).
> Personally I think one way to do attempt to deal with it is to require
> explanation for each and every registration that is deleted and then
> look overall at types of explanations given and put additional barriers
> for certain cases (i.e. paperwork, etc) plus capability of ICANN to do
> audits of registrars deleted domains to verify that explanations they
> are given are consistent with actual activity.
> --
> William Leibzon
> Elan Networks
> william at elan.net
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