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[nc-transfer] Re: WLS/deletes: Hoarding

On 2002-05-22 18:41:56 +0200, Thomas Roessler wrote:

>There is currently no policy which determines when registrars must 
>delete a domain name from the SRS.  This leads to the effect of  
>"hoarding", i.e., registrars continuing to control domain names 
>for an arbitrary amount of time after their expiration date.
>This effect contributes to consumer dissatisfaction, since 
>consumers are not able to get such domains by regular means. 
>(Various contributors.)
>It also badly interacts with the WLS proposal as it currently  
>stands: Registrars may design their deletion process in a way 
>which leads to a deletion of an expired domain name considered 
>interesting only in the event that a WLS subscription is placed 
>through the same, original registrar.  Thus, if WLS was 
>implemented in the way it is currently on the table, competition 
>between registrars for WLS subscriptions would be skewed in favor 
>of those registrars who have large pools of expired, but undeleted 
>names under their control.

(Sorry, I forgot half of the letter.)

The proposed remedy for this problem is a uniform policy concerning  
the point of time at which registrars are required to actually  
delete expired domain names from the SRS.

It was argued that this would also lessen the cost Verisign registry 
is currently experiencing due to the attempts of various services to 
register expired domain names, since these services' systems would  
not have to continuously hammer the registry's systems.

Creation of such a policy would require a formal consensus process.

Thomas Roessler                          http://log.does-not-exist.org/

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