[registrars] Afternic back-order auction
In response to some questions that have arisen, Register.com would like
to clarify its intentions related to the Afternic testbed of back-order
auctions. In this program, Register.com would not renew expiring names
under Register.comís (or an affiliated party's) name (unless such name
were used for its or such party's business or personal use), but would
follow the same procedures and schedules (such as for cancellations,
grace periods, charge backs, etc.) as Register.com has ordinarily
followed for registrations for which renewal fees have not been paid.
If the registrant did not renew and/or transfer the name to a bidder in
a timely manner, then pursuant to Register.comís regular practice, the
name would be returned to the registry. Register.com would not
represent to any customer or prospective customer that it has access to
the registry that is superior to that of any other registrar with
respect to a domain name listed in the back-order auction testbed.