[registrars] NSI Transfer Procedure
Hello all fair Registrars,
I would like to raise again with the group issues surrounding the change in
transfer procedure adopted by Verisign Registrar. Today Verisign Registrar
has modified its transfer procedure so that the admin contact is the primary
point of contact for the acknowledgement of a domain transfer from them.
This has meant that we have been unable to transfer hundreds of domain names
as a result of this so called minor modification. I know this issue has
already been discussed to a degree at the ICANN meetings in Stockholm but I
feel this change has caused us major problems in the operation of our own
registrar database. By invoking this change I feel Verisign Registrar is
acting anti-competitively and outside its Registrars Accreditation Agreement
with ICANN. Therefore I think this issue should be given more consideration
very soon before transferring domains from Verisign Registrar stops
I know other registrars have been suffering similar problems as a result of
this so it is not just a single registrars problem. In essence what
Verisign Registrar is doing is delaying the transfer process and thus
enabling the domain to auto-renew with them. This is ludicrous and
anti-competitive and provides a barrier to the transfer process.
The last thing I want to have to do is inform my development staff they have
to reprogram our transfer system and to have to tell our customers that
things are now done differently.
I understand there is a bigger issue here of having a common transfer
process between registrars but it is obvious to me that this change by
Verisign Registrar has a hidden agenda.
I would like some support/feedback from the group on this issue.