Transfer Process Comments
Dear Sirs We would like to submit a number of comments regarding the transfer policy. Transfers are being denied for reasons other than the 9 listed under article C. In particular, at least one registrar is denying transfers where the domain name status has been updated in the last 60 days, including when it has been changed from registrar-lock to 'active'. This is clearly a bizarre practice as one of the main reasons for unlocking a domain name is to transfer it. We have also experienced numerous incidents where resellers of registrars, who are listed as the admin email address, are automatically rejecting transfers. This is often after the registrant has informed the reseller of their intent to transfer the domain. Whilst the policy enables the registrant to overrule the admin contact, in practice this is not possible as many registrars do not disclose the registrant email address in their whois output. Our final point is regarding the physical authorisation process. The acceptable forms of physical identity do not adequately provide for the relationship that registrars may have with their corporate clients. For instance, if a client wishes to consolidate a number of domains with their principle supplier, asking for a copy of their birth certificate, drivers license or even article of incorporation proves what? You can guarantee that the individual representing the client does not appear on the whois and in many cases, the domain is registered in the name of a corporate brand and not the corporate name. Yours faithfully Gary Boyd _____________________________________________________ Gary Boyd Group Operations Officer, Group NBT _____________________________________________________ "The information in this Internet E-Mail is confidential and may be legally privileged. It is intended solely for the addressee. Access to this Internet E-Mail by anyone else is unauthorised. If you are not the intended recipient, any disclosure, copying, distribution or any action taken or omitted to be taken in reliance on it, is prohibited and may be unlawful."