Re: [registrars] Latest Verisign Survey
it was not clear if VeriSign wants to run EPP in thick or thin mode so
some of you worries may or may not be justified.
On Wed, 19 Jun 2002, Jim Archer wrote:
> Hi All...
> I just received the latest customer survey from Verisign, asking how
> quickly we want to move to an EPP registry.
> I would urge everyone not to be in too big a hurry to do this. We all know
> our whois data is being mined and we further know that Verisign Registrar
> has been hit with an injunction to stop their deceptive transfer notice
> marketing, as a result of Bulk Registrar's legal action. And, we know that
> GoDaddy filed a suit claiming that Verisign was still sending these
> notices, just not to Bulk Registrars customers. Verisign has not denied
> We also know that Verisign insists it has no monopoly, so it is not subject
> to regulation. That would mean that the "Chinese Wall" they maintain is
> not mandated by law and any violation of that policy would be at the very
> worst a contract violation and perhaps a violation of nothing at all.
> Given all that, I have to question the wisdom of handing them my customer
> data. If they drop RRP, we're going to have to give all our contact data
> to them. Given the track record on the use of such data it would seem the
> chances of abuse of that data are high.
> I urge you all to oppose this change.
> Jim Archer, CEO
> Registration Technologies, Inc.
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> Greenville, RI 02828
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