Re: [ga] RE: WLS Input
Ron and all assembly members,
Ron, I think that one of the things or central area of concern here
that you are missing is that the problem is really deeper than you
seem to be articulating. The RRP, SRS and Whois DB's are
not secure or secure enough to thwart simple circumvention
in the case of the RRP. Hence, the delete problem has legs
for hackers (And not ever really slick ones) to circumvent
or otherwise compound the delete issue, not to mention
make record changes as to ownership of Domain names
in the RRP DB. Same is true for SRS, but to a lesser degree,
and Whois as well. GIve me a monkey and enough bananas
and I can do just about anything I want with RRP data if a very
short period of time. Hence a more complete solution
for the delete problem is needed.
Ron Wiener wrote:
> K, good question.
> There appears to be some confusion between SnapBack - which is a monitoring
> AND waiting list service, and the proposed WLS - which has no monitoring
> component. We have many IP clients including most major IP law firms,
> government agencies and many major corporations who employ SnapBack
> primarily for its monitoring capability and only secondarily as a double
> safety net in case their name accidentally deletes due to clerical error or
> registry/registrar error. When we conduct CLE classes (continuing legal
> education courses, for credits) we always educate attorneys that the best
> strategy is to register for long periods of time. Besides being far more
> economical, it's far more sensible. Some companies, however, have so much
> at stake in a single domain name that they want the extra insurance of a
> SnapBack. One reason is that it provides "early warning" of tampering with
> the domain record, e.g. when a webmaster changes the admin contact to his
> yahoo account before leaving the company. Another reason is that very often
> the billing and admin contacts will have left the company in 5 or 10 years
> when the registration renewal comes up again, and they do not want to take
> the risk. The protection against an illegal transfer (cyber-jacking) or
> employee sabotage is far more important than accidental cancellation
> protection, when common sense is practiced (i.e. important names are
> registered for 5 to 10 years).
> Frankly, K, protective use of SnapBack represents low single digits of the
> sales of the product. We have some resellers, e.g. NameEngine, that provide
> domain name management services to very large corporations, and they have
> some protection products in which they bundle SnapBack. There have been
> some very high-profile names that we've recovered for corporate clients
> using SnapBack, like entertainmenttonight.com and americanexpress.net, as a
> couple of examples that come to mind.
> As for what we will do in the future to help trademark holders: We will
> continue to offer some form of free monitoring service as we do today with
> our SnapShot product, but we plan on introducing a low-cost security
> monitoring product separate from SnapBack which will provide the same
> security features, plus some new enhancements over the current SnapBack
> product, but without the waiting list function. This will be a product that
> all registrars will be able to offer to their customers. It should be ready
> by Q2.
> Hope that's helpful. If you have any further questions about how we can
> assist trademark holders please feel free to contact our Customer Support
> department, and ask for one of the legal professionals on the staff.
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com]
> > Sent: Wednesday, January 16, 2002 7:29 AM
> > To: Ron Wiener
> > Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
> > Subject: RE: WLS Input
> > ><snip> And many of these customers are trademark owners re-acquiring
> > >names in which they consider themselves to have intellectual property
> > >rights. See http://www.snapnames.com/corporate_clients.html.
> > >
> > >(All contents of SnapNames' website are protected from direct copying by
> > >applicable copyright laws.)
> > >
> - snip -
> > What will you do to support the Trademark owners who already have the
> > domains that match their trademarks and do not wish to discontinue use of
> > them at any time? None of your literature permits these folks to opt-out
> > of your automated re-registration program.
> > :)
> > ~k
Jeffrey A. Williams
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