Domain-name registrars held accountable

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by geshel, Jul 25, 2003.

  1. geshel


    Oct 2, 2001
  2. BaroqueBass


    Jul 8, 2000
    Salem, OR
    I've always been sorta on the fence about squatting and domain names. :meh: There are certain names which you know will be gold, and can make big big $$$.,, or whatever, and it's on a first-come first serve basis.

    it's scary!
  3. i always think its interesting to see how courts handle things like domain names. like whether or not they considerate it property in the traditional sense or not. interesting stuff
  4. geshel


    Oct 2, 2001
    Well - squatting is a different issue really - this is just about the registrars screwing up and either blatantly handing your domain over to someone else, or "forgetting" to tell you that your license is about to expire, then quickly selling it to someone else.
  5. Brooks


    Apr 4, 2000
    Middle East
    I work for a registrar, and know many others. There is no way 'to forget'. System automatically generates 5 warning emails, starting 60 days prior to domain expiry. Now...if the person who registered a domain is an IDIOT and didn't put in the system a correct email address, he only has himself to blame.

    On our system the procedure to update the email address (and other data) is VERY simple (unlike with NSI). You log in with your user ID and password and type it in. No need for filling out forms, sending faxes etc etc etc. We make sure that there is no excuse for having wrong or expired email account on record.

    You have to understand that most registrars operate fully automated systems, we certainly do. Part of the reason is to reduce costs, and the other main one is to reduce the chance of 'human error'.

    I don't see what registrars should be held responsible in cases where those registering domains have been clearly negligent in keeping their personal records up to date.