[nc-transfer] RE: WLS Proposal
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>From: Harry McIntosh [mailto:Harry.McIntosh@pacsoftware.com]
>Sent: Saturday, July 20, 2002 11:44 AM
>To: Cade,Marilyn S - LGA
>Subject: RE: WLS Proposal
>Thanks for your interest in further comments regarding WLS.
>I am generally in agreement with the TF recommendations.
>I agree with the TF that the WLS proposal be rejected.
>I also agree that if the WLS is granted, that should not happen until a
>standard deletion period (probably following a standard grace period) is
>established. Establishing such a standard is a much simpler thing to
>do. If Verisign can't do something simple like that, how can we expect
>them to handle waiting lists? Further, having such a standard prevents
>Verisign from retaining control of names indefinitely in the hope of making
>money from them through WLS.
>Regarding notice and transparency, I think notification would be nice, but
>I don't view that as a big issue. Someone who has registered a domain name
>already has notice of its pending expiration; if they choose to ignore that
>notice, I don't see a lot of value in adding an additional notice that the
>name has been wait-listed. I don't see value in transparency.
>As the TF points out, there is no reason for the price of wait-listing a
>name to be higher than the price for registering a name.
>At 09:56 PM 7/19/02, you wrote:
> >Dear Harry,
> >thanks for your post. I will note your opposition to WLS to the TF.
> >I wonder if you have views about the conditions the TF recommended, should
> >the WLS be granted -- standard redemption grace period and deletions
> >period, transparency
> >in notifying the registrant someone has taken a WLS, and who it is/with
> >contact info.?
> >Regards, Marilyn Cade
> >-----Original Message-----
> >From: Harry McIntosh [mailto:Harry.McIntosh@pacsoftware.com]
> >Sent: Friday, July 19, 2002 8:15 AM
> >To: Cade,Marilyn S - LGA
> >Subject: WLS Proposal
> >I am writing to voice my opposition to the WLS proposal.
> >I know you're busy, so I'll be brief. No one should be given a monopoly
> >over DNS registration, including the waiting list for expiring names. Over
> >the years, Verisign has demonstrated this very well by using its monopoly
> >position to charge high fees and provide terrible customer service. I ask
> >you to choose a competitive system instead.
> >Thank you,
> >Harry McIntosh
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