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Re: [registrars] Transfer Ballot

Bhavin Turakhia wrote:
> > > "A review of the IRDX seems to indicate
> > > that a losing registrar couldn't deny a request
> > > based upon reasonable belief that the registrar's
> > > customer would not make such a request (and there
> > > is no time, or no way, to verify it with the
> > > current registrar). Example: My sister is on
> > > vacation and a request has been entered to
> > > transfer her name."
> the particular case you suggest above is ironical since the document i
> believe has been drafted to specifically take care of cases like the above.

According to Ross it hasn't.

> lets analyse every possibility. understand that the current process mandates
> that thelosing registrar obtain express approval from a binding authority of
> the domain name. it also provides for the losing registrar to ask the
> customer one final time as to whether they want to go ahead with the
> transfer process and if the customer chooses against it then to prevent it

According to what you are saying, which wasn't pointed
out by Ross, that means that if we CAN'T get in touch
with the registrant, we can DENY the request. (That is
not the case according to the way I have read the document!)

> 1. firstly if your sister was on vacation then she would not initiate a
> trefre process knowing well that the standard process requires her to
> approve it to the agining registrar

Read my comments in the response to
Ross's comments. 

> 2. if your sister did initiate the process and then left urgently - I still
> believe EMAIL which is the most common way for approval would be easily
> acessible to her anywhere and I do believe most internet savvy audience
> check their email frequently enuf to complete the approval process

Bhavin, most of our customers are not internet savvy.
And many do not check email when on vacation.

Balance of this is covered by the comments
that I made to Ross previously.

Larry Erlich


> 3. assuming she did not have access to email there there is no way the
> gaining registrar could obtain express approval from your sister and
> therefore would not be able to send the trefer request under the current
> guidelines
> 4. if the gaining registrar decided to risk faking evidence at this stage to
> get this one domain they would be risking a massive backlash - the document
> provides for this too where a losing registrar can boycott auto-acks for a
> particular gaining registrar if he believes that the process used by that
> gaining registrar is inadequate.
> I believe therefore that the document made by ross and elainina does cover
> all possibilities for the case you have outlined above.
> I dont see the argument then?

Larry Erlich - DomainRegistry.com, Inc.
215-244-6700 - FAX:215-244-6605 - Reply: erlich@DomainRegistry.com

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