Unpaid domains

Unpaid domains

From: Lucian Daniel Kafka <luci§conexim.com.au>
Date: Wed, 18 Jun 2003 00:30:04 +1000

I would like to have some feedback on an issue that may affect some of you: 
Money lost due to unpaid domain registration fees.

Although we charge up-front for domain registrations, there are certain 
circumstances in which we end up with domains being registered but not paid 
for - mostly due to mis-understandings or bad-faith registrants (ie credit 
card charge-backs, etc). The figures seem to revolve around 0.5% of 
registrations - which doesn't seem like a lot, but it adds up quickly.

It would be illegal and highly unpractical for us to try to sell these 
domains to recover the out-of-pocket expenses.

What I would like to see is a way of recycling these domains. A new policy 
clause that will allow to return these domains back (like in the free 
cancellation period) on the grounds that a domain has not been paid for. 
This would protect retailers at no real cost to the other parties in the 
domain chain.

Kind regards,

Lucian Kafka
Received on Fri Oct 03 2003 - 00:00:00 UTC

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