[DNS] Licence Period

[DNS] Licence Period

From: bw <bw§efe.com.au>
Date: Fri, 18 Aug 2006 15:21:39 +1000
Does anyone know if a registrar can lookup the expiry date of a domain
that's with another registrar?


Subject: Re: [DNS] Licence Period

--- Jason Backshall <jbackshall&#167;staff.iinet.net.au>

> Don't make this personal David.

I'm not making this personal. 

> Lets get the facts straight here:
> - You want the ability to continuously monitor the status of domains

I already have and do thanks.

> - You don't know how


> - Others do


> - You resort to putting others down

Me ?

> I'm not sure what that last one is meant to achieve

perhaps if you go through the thread you will catch on.  I pointed out how
it is possible to make thousands of whois queries over a period of time
legally using the tools provided. Now this process can be used by a variety
of sources, one of which is to run say a domain sentry, another is for
harvesting email adresses etc etc. Personally I would like the ability for
people to do this reduced and more restrictions put on the whois database. 

Some registrars have maximised the parameters to offer more services others
don't care. What we don't know is what advantages registrars have over the
general user in terms of access. I would assume for example that every time
I did a domain availabilty check through a registrar that my query would be
stored in a database for later statistical analysis :-). 

What is a concern is when a registrar is actively involved in domain
monetisation, which is perfectly legal of course. Although this may not be
an issue currently what will be the situation in say 10 years time. While I
don't have an issue with domain monetisation per se I don't believe it
enhances the benefits of the Internet to the wider community.


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