Re: [registrars] Domain Name Expiration Notices?
This is so typical of Verisign these days. They fear no one because no one
in any kind of authority has done a damn thing to discourage them.
* ICANN has no teeth or desire, it seems, to uphold its OWN agreements
* the DOC has basically disappeared
* the FTC has never even suggested that it is keeping an eye on the
BLATANT anti-competitive behavior on display here
* Congress is clueless (shocking, I Know) about the whole subject.
Basically...Verisign has played this beautifully since the early days of
de-regulation -- they do what they want, when they want and how they want
and consumers be DAMNED!
Obviously, Verisign will continue to run its competition into the ground
and screw consumers with impunity because no one is willing to stand in
At 06:00 PM 3/20/02 -0600, Tim Ruiz wrote:
>Our customers have been confused and complaining about an email they
>received from VeriSign Registrar that looks like a simple renewal notice.
>No marketing copy, even the return address is Expiration Department...
>Have any of you been receiving similar complaints? What do you think of
>this practice in general?
>Another bit of a puzzle is how they know which of our customer's domains
>are expiring. According to our logs it doesn't appear that they've been
>automating queries into our port 43.