Internet and e-mail policy and practice
including Notes on Internet E-mail


2007
Months
Mar

Click the comments link on any story to see comments or add your own.


Subscribe to this blog


RSS feed


Home :: ICANN

29 Mar 2007

Registerfly victims are really stuck now ICANN

Last week I noted here that cutting off collapsed domain Registerfly will leave a huge problem for registrants. ICANN is supposed to have escrowed copies of each registrar's registrant data, but has never got around to setting that up. This means that unless Registerfly can supply the data, there may be no record of the actual owner of their domains.

According to a story by AP reporter Nick Jesdanun, it looks like that's the case:

ICANN said it may automatically transfer customers to a competing registrar, but it said it does not have all the necessary data, largely because of the use of anonymous proxy services.

I would ask what ICANN thinks they're doing, but what's the point?

Update: ICANN's lawyers sent Registerfly another letter saying they better cough up that registrant data pronto Or Else. At this point it's hard to imagine why Registerfly wouldn't have provided the data if they had it, so my working assumption continues to be that they don't.


  posted at: 19:09 :: permanent link to this entry :: 0 comments
Stable link is https://jl.ly/ICANN/rfuhoh.html

Topics


My other sites

Who is this guy?

Airline ticket info

Taughannock Networks

Other blogs

CAUCE
Remembering JD Falk - 10 years later
220 days ago

A keen grasp of the obvious
New Hope for the Dead
462 days ago

Related sites

Coalition Against Unsolicited Commercial E-mail

Network Abuse Clearinghouse



© 2005-2020 John R. Levine.
CAN SPAM address harvesting notice: the operator of this website will not give, sell, or otherwise transfer addresses maintained by this website to any other party for the purposes of initiating, or enabling others to initiate, electronic mail messages.