[registrars] WHOIS expiration date for Auto-renewed domains
In the new WHOIS format, verisign-grs shows the status and expiration date for the domains which we all like the feature. However,
there is a little problem with Auto-renewed domains:
When the domain is auto-renewed, the registry has the new expiration date and this one is shown on the registry WHOIS without any
other indicator that we or the registrant can tell whether the domain will is expired or not.
This creates a problem, because, the registrant thinks that the domain is renewed, and asks us to correct our records according to
the parent company (the Registry). Or, they don't even contact us thinking that there is nothing to worry, then all of a sudden, the
domain is deleted.
PS: This is also problem for the registrar transfers. The gaining registrar will not know if the domain is Auto or Explicitly
Show the previous expiration date for the domains that are in the renewal grace period
Show the auto-renewed date with an warning :
ie: Expiration Date: 2004-01-01 (Temporary Expiration date)
PROJECTED Expiration Date: 2004-01-01
Show the auto-renewed date and use status field
i.e. "status: AutoRenew Grace Period" or "status:Temporary Renew for 40 days" or ."status: Pending for deletion" , etc.
but NOT "status:AutoRenew", this would create more confusion.
Nezih Jack Erkman
R & K GBS, Inc.