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[registrars] Several Items
It was good to see many of you in L.A. I believe we made some progress
on many issues.
There are two items I'd like to bring to everyones attention.
Because of the current mess of the whois system. Customers trying
to get Secure Certificates from Verisign or other CA's, Including your selves,
may have trouble if the CA can't get their domain info from the whois!
I've placed a call to Verisign trying to get them to change their
searches to begin at the Registry. If anyone else has crossed this bridge
please let me know. This will effect every Registrar who will be coming
All North American Registrars need a RSA license for the
SSL layer to use SSL. Many of us have been working with Cindy Boyer on
a group rate. Cindy has informed me that RSA will extend until December
23 a group rate of 6k for a RSA license. Below you'll fine the email
she sent to me. If you're in N.A. you need this. Elsewhere in the
world the patent does not apply. You are NOT required to get the maintenance
> If you want to post on the site you did previously, pricing that I was able
> to get approved to last until December 23, 1999, feel free to let the other
> registrars know about this. The pricing is $6,000 for a license to
> communicate with NSI for 5 clients (PCs) and 5 processors without
> maintenance and support. After December 23, the pricing goes back up to the
> $15,000 starter kit pricing. Standard maintenance and support can be
> purchased for $6,000, which is an annual fee.
> The Secretary of the Domain Registrars, Barry Fellman, told me there could
> be as many as 70 registrars needing to get into this program. That is why I
> fought to keep the pricing low, but I don't know how to reach them all to
> let them know of this temporary deal. Anyway, just thought I'd pass along
> this information.
> Take care,
> Cindy Boyer Knott, Account Manager
> RSA Security, Inc. - http://www.rsasecurity.com
> 2955 Campus Drive, Suite 400 - San Mateo, CA 94403-2507
> Direct Phone: 650-295-7600 X670
> Department Fax: 650-295-7700 or 7711
> The last day of business for the Millenium will be Thursday, December 23,
> 1999. Thank you and happy holidays!