Comments regarding the Policy
in general, the new POLICY was introduced although ICANN knews beforehand that it contained flaws.
A Solution could be:
ICANN and VeriSign works out a standard for the Registrar's WHOIS (how com/net domains must be displayed in the whois), at least every Registrar must present a standardized key/value pair in his whois for every com/net domain for:
This makes it easy for every Registrar to parse this and automize further processes. The current diversity (there are up to 100 different WHOIS outputs) makes it impossible for the industry to adopt hundreds of WHOIS schemes within the next month. The implementation costs are from 10.000 USD to 100.000 USD, we asked some programmers in the USA! And it will take up to one year.
Further problems: Once, a Registrar is able to parse hundreds of different whois outputs to find out the correct Admin-C or Owner-C Email Address, there is NO GUARANTEE that this will also work tomorrow. Since every Registrar is free to change the output from this WHOIS server daily, it is not possible to be up to date. I guess many Registrars will implement a "dynamic whois output" for such fields to make it hard/impossible to automize a process on the whois output. It's normal, no one want's to lose domains. OTOS, no one could start many transfers if a Registrar daily changes the fieldnames for their output on a daily or constant basis.
Currently, there are Registrars that are making WHOIS-Roulette, always display the output different to make it hard/impossible to automize this.
There should be a Registrar-Wide WHITELIST for all Registrars, maintained by ICANN.
The proposed use of FOA's via mail could be compromised by everyone. Once, the spam filters treat the FOA's as SPAM, the industry stops.
Since there is no standard how Registrars have to present their data's in the WHOIS, it is technically not possible to automize further processes. The implementation costs for such software are not manageable.
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