Re: [DNS] More on the issue of reseller / registrar relationship

Re: [DNS] More on the issue of reseller / registrar relationship

From: Ian Smith <smithi§>
Date: Tue, 24 Jun 2003 03:57:22 +1000 (EST)
On Mon, 23 Jun 2003, Kim Davies wrote:

 > Quoting Steven Ebsary on Monday June 23, 2003:
 > | > 
 > | > I understand that.  My point is that some posters to this list appear to
 > | > want the privileges that goes with being a registrar but are not willing
 > | > to commit the resources to do so.
 > | 
 > | This is why the way auDA looks at resellers needs to change slightly, to 
 > | the model where registrants choose resellers to look after their domains
 > | and the extra companies are taken out of the picture (ie the registrars)
 > | completly.
 > Registrars are the entity that sells the domain. What you are really
 > advocating is getting rid of resellers and only having registrars.

Indeed.  Which brings me to an issue that I'm still not quite clear on:

Is a registrar allowed to refuse to deal directly with registrants who
wish to manage their own domain/s, and/or insist that registrants may
only access/update/renew their domain/s through a nominated reseller?

Cheers, Ian
Received on Fri Oct 03 2003 - 00:00:00 UTC

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