RE: [DNS] Price of fish

RE: [DNS] Price of fish

From: Jon Lawrence <jon§jonlawrence.com>
Date: Sun, 22 Sep 2002 20:12:53 +0100
<snip>
Sites should not be taken down without warning especially
until the "new system"  has been in force for a couple of years and all
registrants know
the rules.
</snip>

A couple of years?? You must be kidding.

Your desire to make sure "all registrants know the rules" is also quaintly
idealistic but, in my experience, most normal people don't care one iota
about this sort of thing so you'd be waiting a very long time indeed.  They
usually rely on their reseller or registrar or hosting provider to take care
of these things for them.

Because so many people don't keep their contact details up to date, often
the only effective way to draw their attention to the fact that their domain
name licence has expired is to undelegate the name, thereby breaking any
email/web services using that domain name.  This is standard practice in
every professionally managed domain space that I have had exposure to.

Not sure what you're point is regarding propagation.  Normally a nameserver
change would take a maximum of 48 hours to propagate worldwide and usually
much less.  That leaves at least 12 whole days...

jon

-----Original Message-----
From: Chris Berkeley [mailto:magic2147&#167;optushome.com.au]
Sent: 22 September 2002 15:16
To: dns&#167;lists.auda.org.au
Subject: [DNS] Price of fish


On 23 Sep 2002 at 0:01, Mark Hughes wrote:

> I think the minimum two week period between the domain ceasing working and
> its actual availability to anyone else to register is a reasonable
> compromise.  It may be a tad difficult to put a convincing argument that a
> domain name in active use by the Registrant would be non-operational for
14
> days and they wouldn't notice it.

That is besides the point. Sites should not be taken down without warning
especially
until the "new system"  has been in force for a couple of years and all
registrants know
the rules.

In the current case the renewal will not happen until after the first
readers of the adverts
are going to try to access the site. Then it is going to take a while for
the zone files to
update or at least for all ISPs to catch up. It's a service industry we are
in - the
providers of the service shouldn't be acting like a bunch of public
servants.

cb

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