Re-Registrations Not OK
- To: <raa-consultation@xxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re-Registrations Not OK
- From: "Most Wanted" <MostWanted@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 27 Jul 2008 23:13:15 -0400
Something needs to be done with registrars who continue to take domains out
of the expiration pile and put them in their own corporate or affiliate
names for their own personal gain. When ICANN adopted statues specifically
directed at "Domain Name Warehousing (4.1)" and statements such as "at the
end of the Redemption Grace Period is the domain name permanently removed
from the registry database and made a part of the pool of available names",
I was under the assumption that such actions would be policed and warnings
would be issued to violators. Not only is this not the case, but failing
registrars are now proud to present themselves as solvent because they can
"skim the cream from the top". Is this some kind of joke?
Warehousing, registration of names and grabbing expirations for the sole
purpose of creating private auctions is beyond unreasonable. ICANN needs to
clarify and restate this policy, much the same way that action was finally
taken against over-tasting.
If the world of domain names are truly open, public property, then there
should be no case where the public is excluded from the deletion of a record
from the system. Registrars cannot impose this right upon themselves for
service of their profit rather than the service of the people.