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Re[2]: It can be worse (Re: [ga] VeriSign complains...)

Hello Marc,

Saturday, July 21, 2001, 5:53:25 AM, Marc Schneiders wrote:

> On Sat, 21 Jul 2001, at 08:18 [=GMT-0400], Hollenbeck, Scott wrote:

>> > From: Marc Schneiders [mailto:marc@venster.nl]
>> > Sent: Friday, July 20, 2001 5:43 PM
>> > 
>> > Again, a registrAR can charge what it wants. The registrY should not
>> > charge $9 for a registrAR transfer. That is anti-competitive. Also one
>> > does get nothing for those $9, no extra year or anything.
>> The VeriSign registry charges a registrar $6 for a transfer BECAUSE the
>> domain gets one year added to it's registration period as part of the
>> transfer.

> And that makes sense. 

> Since I found out about nic.nl's transfer fee (the double amount of a
> new registration and no extra time at all, in fact losing the
> already paid months/years!), I like VeriSign a lot more.

And unlike any other registrar, if you transfer a name into Verisign,
they do not honor any time remaining at the previous registrar.

EVERY other registrar simply adds a year to the end of the domain
name, and honors the time at the other registrars.  But not Verisign's

Any wonder that people don't like Verisign as a registrar and are
leaving in droves?

Best regards,
William X Walsh <william@userfriendly.com>
Userfriendly.com Domains
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