Re: [gnso-ff-pdp-may08] DTeam - framework for proposal
- To: George Kirikos <fastflux@xxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [gnso-ff-pdp-may08] DTeam - framework for proposal
- From: Eric Brunner-Williams <ebw@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 07 Aug 2008 12:53:31 -0400
entities). Making the ICANN fee non-refundable destroys those
economics, and has very little collateral damage (and that collateral
damage was mitigated by allowing registrars to continue to have some
free domains up to a certain threshhold during the add-grace period,
to detect credit card fraud, etc.).
To my chagrin, I used to think that also. Now I have the problem that in
a reseller-model, it is wicked difficult for the registrar (holding all
dependent account state) to know when the threshold has been met, and
therefore whether the buy can be reversed without cost to the registrar
(and the post-threshold dependent accounts). Therefore the ability to
price a transaction accurately is reduced, and the safe price one that
assumes no redemption.
Had I been smarter than I am, I would have made that point before this
PDP was adopted.
This is for a registrar with zero tasting, and the standing assertion,
so nicely stated above.