[DNS] Licence Period

[DNS] Licence Period

From: Kirk Fletcher <kirk§enetica.com.au>
Date: Thu, 17 Aug 2006 14:14:47 +1000
> [Extended license period discussion snipped]

> This is a false kind of protection. One of the reasons against having
> long renewal periods is exactly that there is an increasing chance the
> registrant contact details will have changed in the interim, and you
> won't be able to contact them (or authenticate them) for renewal, and
> their registration will lapse.
> The odds of your contact details being the same as they are today is
> better in 2008 than in 2016.

Some good points... there are advantages and disadvantages to longer
term registrations.  Other things that could improve security for domain
registrants would be an extended expiration period and the ability of
registrars to auto-renewal and bill the client (provided they did so only
in the last week so as to not preclude competition,) etc...

auDA is presently reviewing the Domain Expiry, Renewal and Deletion


You'll note from the public submissions (now closed) that registrars
are universal in wanting an extended expiration period... there was
also pretty much wholesale rejection on the part of registrars of a
"redemption period" - despite some non-registrars suggesting it only
benefits registrars....

David's implication that registrars would rather see registrants lose
their domain than be able to renew it beggars belief.  From all of the
nonsense accusations on this list, you would think registrant and
registrar goals are mutually exclusive.  As has been said on many
occasions: registrars make their money by serving the interests of
their registrants.

Kirk Fletcher

Received on Thu Aug 17 2006 - 04:14:47 UTC

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