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FW: [registrars] Domain Name Expiration Notices?

The recommended US government agency for both anti-trust and consumer
protection complaints is the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).  The agencies
named below are not at all equipped to address these issues.  If customers
were deceived by misleading marketing they should complain directly to the

To file an online complaint direct your customers to www.ftc.gov .
This is the most effective way to get these issues resolved.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-registrars@dnso.org [mailto:owner-registrars@dnso.org]On
> Behalf Of Jeff Shrewsbury Info Avenue Internet Services
> Sent: Monday, March 25, 2002 2:44 PM
> To: tim@godaddy.com; Registrars@dnso.org
> Subject: 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
> their way.
> Typical.
> js
> 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.
> >
> >Tim Ruiz
> >Go Daddy
> >

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