NS violiated policy by auto-locking without consent, prevents a move, and forces blackmail
I offer my comments as per the comments page at http://forum.icann.org/lists/transfer-comments-c/ and the ICANN Requests Public Comments on Experiences with Inter-Registrar Transfer Policy January 12, 2005 http://www.icann.org/announcements/announcement-12jan05.htm Network Solutions violated this new policy by auto-locking a domain without consent. The problem with their violation is that it allows Network Solutions to further blackmail the site to have to still pay them NS's absurd renewal rates. I am the webmaster/technical contact for a site whose original Registrant's email address "died" years ago. A year or two after that, that original Registrant moved away and left me the site. I am the Admin/Tech/Billing Contact and have access for everything except to unlock (because I am not the Registrant). I have had to pay Network Solutions' outrageous renewal prices to keep the site going. They are always glad to take my credit card payment and to recognize me as the other three Registration Contacts, but they will not let me move the site to another Registrar. Indeed, I want to move the site's registration to a more rational Registrar, but Network Solutions has prevented this. This new ICANN policy would have allowed the site to be moved to a more honest and fairly priced registrar. But Network Solutions instead deceitfully set the auto-lock before Nov. 12, so that the site still cannot be moved. Network Solutions should be fined for violating this new transfer policy and they should be required to un-do their autoset locks without the consent of the domain registrants. Then I will be able to move the site as this new ICANN policy intended.