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Archived updates for Friday, November 12, 2004

Have You Locked Your Domain Name Registrations?

According to Domain Food, "Starting November 12th, .COM .NET and .CC can now be instantly transfered out of your account, by any person without warning, if you do not have them registrar-locked. TLDs with EPP keys like .ORG .INFO and .US are not affected and therefore safe."

The reason? An ICANN policy change "which was initially meant to force badly behaving registrars to allow transfers out of their systems for domain name owners who were being forced to stay and pay high renewal fees, etc. However the system now has the worse effect that anyone can transfer the names out a bit too easily."
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Blogger Bill Heinze said...

"The environment today is just an absolute mess," Ross Rader, author of the ICANN policy, reportedly told internetnews.com at http://www.internetnews.com/xSP/article.php/3434741. "The likelihood that your domain name is going to be tampered with during transfer is very high under the existing rules. That goes away with the new rules," said Rader, who is also the director of research and innovation at domain name registrar Tucows. "It's patently false propaganda," he said of the e-mail notices and concerns raised by some registrars. "It's perpetuated by large registrars that are looking to maintain their market share through misinformation."

November 12, 2004 5:06 PM  

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