RE: It can be worse (Re: [ga] VeriSign complains...)
It seems that some clarification is needed here:
1. Some registrars charge a 'transfer' fee,
2. Most don't, they only charge you for an additional year added to
your domain's life.
For example, a Tucows registrar, http://www.wholesalenics.net/ allows
you to transfer a domain to them and the only cost is the addition of
an additional year to the length of your registration.
Any registrar that charges -just- to provide the transfer is getting
> -----Original Message-----
> From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> On Behalf Of Marc Schneiders
> On Sat, 21 Jul 2001, at 08:18 [=GMT-0400], Hollenbeck, Scott wrote:
> > > From: Marc Schneiders [mailto:email@example.com]
> > > 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.
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