[DNS] Secondary Market

[DNS] Secondary Market

From: James Andrewartha <trs80§ucc.gu.uwa.edu.au>
Date: Thu, 20 Jul 2006 14:30:26 +0800 (WST)
On Wed, 19 Jul 2006, Jon Lawrence wrote:

> You may not like the idea of people making money from speculating on the
> value of domain names.  I have to admit that I don't particularly like it
> either, however I do recognise that it is a perfectly normal consequence
> of having a free market.

Having read the arguments on this list, I've come to agree that there is 
grounds for a review of the transfer rules in the interest of freeing up 
the market. Mere speculation by itself doesn't seem all that bad.

However, what both sides seem to be ignoring is the rampant domain camping 
in .com, where a variety of parties sit watching for expired domains, in 
the hope of reregistering them and selling them back to the previous owner 
at an inflated price.

So until someone proposes a way of allowing legitimate transfers while 
preventing this sort of domain hostage-taking I can't see freeing up the 
transfer process as a good idea.

James Andrewartha
Received on Thu Jul 20 2006 - 06:30:26 UTC

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