Network Solutions domain transfer lock policy?
andrew at ca.afilias.info
Tue Nov 20 14:54:20 UTC 2007
On Mon, Nov 19, 2007 at 05:59:11PM -0500, Deepak Jain wrote:
> I just became aware of an SOP at Network solutions. On a contact change
> to a domain, they automatically transfer lock the domain for 60 days.
You might want to ask them, but I'd bet lunch this is an
If one is engaged in taking other registrants' domains, a trick to it
is to update the contact data and then transfer the registration to
another registrar. In so-called "thin" registries (i.e. where the
contact data isn't also supposed to be stored in the registry), this
leaves the "history" of the domain at a registrar with whom the (ex
hypothesi illegitimate) registrant does not have a relationship, and
that makes getting the domain name back to its original registrant
that much harder.
I can see that this can have some unfortunate effects, particularly
in large organisations where different people might be resonsible for
data correctness and domain name registration management, but I think
it probably is an effort to protect people from one kind of attack
that's been seen.
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