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Re: [ga] Special treatment at NSI?

NSI doesn't always display the expiration date that exists at the
registry.  This happens many many times.

The expiration dates listed in whois are served from the Registrar's
systems, and unlike ethical registrars like OpenSRS and Dotster, for
example, who display the dates that the domains will expire at the
registry and use that as the domains registration dates, some
registrars, including NSI, use a different date for whatever reason,
even if the registry expiration date is different (Sometimes the
registry date is sooner and sometimes it is later).  I've also seen
domain years paid for to the Registrar and not added to the Registry,
since there was no pressing need to.  Presumably this is so the
registrar can benefit from the "float."

Thursday, Thursday, January 24, 2002, 6:03:06 AM, Marc Schneiders wrote:

> Recently I noticed that two interesting domains (popular.net and
> toolate.com) were due to be relased around January 10. They showed the
> customary "Domain not found locally, but Registry points back to local DB.
> Local whois DB must be out of date." With a last change date of January 4.
> Unfortunately I did not save those records to prove it, but only made a
> note. The domains were not released, it seems. But the present whois
> information shows that there is something weird with them. They have been
> reregistered and not renewed by the old registrant, Ultsearch. The
> registration periods (01-18-2002 to 06-30-2003 and 01-20-2002 to
> 12-13-2003) are, however, suggesting that something strange happened here.
> They are shorter than usual. I am guessing that this is because they were
> in fact renewed after more than 45 days.

> Did Ultsearch get some special chance to keep the names?

Best regards,
William X Walsh <william@wxsoft.info>

"There is no better way to exercise the imagination than the study of
the law. No artist ever interpreted nature as freely as a lawyer
interprets the truth."
-- Jean Giradoux

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