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RE: [registrars] WHOIS expiration date for Auto-renewed domains

I agree. A more informative status expiration will 
increase renewals and decrease frustration and confusion.
The registry knows that the name has not been paid for yet, correct?
How about:

"Expiration Date if name is renewed: 2004-01-01 (This name is pending


-----Original Message-----
From: Nezih Erkman [mailto:nezih@erkman.com] 
Sent: Monday, January 27, 2003 3:15 PM
To: VeriSign Global Registry Services
Cc: Registrars Constituency
Subject: [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

Solution 3:
 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.

Best Regards,

Nezih Jack Erkman
R & K GBS, Inc.

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