[nc-transfer] RE: sample problem for Transfers Task Force consideration/call agenda items
Here's the document that was provided to registrars on Saturday.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Cade,Marilyn S - LGA [mailto:email@example.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, September 24, 2002 7:44 AM
> To: Transfer TF (E-mail)
> Cc: Chuck Gomes (E-mail); Denise Michel (E-mail)
> Subject: FW: sample problem for Transfers Task Force
> agenda items
> Reminder of TF call tomorrow at 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. EST.
> To Task Force: Please consider the insert below one of the
> illustrations which Denise mentioned on last week's call as a
> useful "trial run" to see if our policy recommendations will
> address the range of issues and problems that exist in the
> "real world".
> The early portion of the call will deal with these items,
> and final discussions related to the recommended processes.
> Then, on tomorrow's call, at 3:30 p.m., Chuck Gomes has
> agreed to present an interim recommendation from the Verisign
> for dealing with transfers. I have asked him to provide any
> documentation which might describe the process before the call.
> Best regards,
> Item below posted with permission of sender.
> >-----Original Message-----
> >From: Denise Michel [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> >Sent: Monday, September 23, 2002 1:49 PM
> >To: Cade,Marilyn S - LGA
> >Subject: sample problem for Transfers Task Force consideration
> >The following is provided in response to the Transfers
> Task Force's request for examples of transfer problems
> experienced by domain
> name holders.
> >The registrar for one of my domain names did not update
> their files when I
> >notified them of my address and email change. I subsequently did not
> >receive an expiration/renewal notice. About two weeks
> before the renewal
> >deadline, I contacted the registrar to transfer my domain name to a
> >different registrar. I was told that I had to renew my
> domain name with my
> >existing registrar for a minimum of two years (which could
> be done over the
> >phone or online) or risk losing my domain name entirely.
> The registrar
> >explained that transfers and one-year renewals "were not
> automated" (unlike
> >2-9 year renewals), and since my domain name was set to expire in
> >two weeks,
> >my domain name may be released and registered by someone
> else before the
> >registrar had a chance to process my request. I was faced
> with renewing my
> >domain name for two years at the highest price of any
> registrar I could
> >find, or risk losing it. Also, the registrar stated that
> "We do not refund
> >domain name registration or renewal fees, and the registration
> >period cannot
> >be shortened or cancelled. However, when the registration
> period is over,
> >you can choose not to renew." Their website, however, does not
> >indicate the
> >time period in which a transfer request must be submitted,
> or even how to
> >transfer a domain name to another registrar.
> >Denise Michel
Registrar Transfer Policy - VGRS Interim Proposal - v.2.doc