The question is very simple: which party does ICANN commit to promoting competition: Registrars (eNom, Go Daddy, Moniker), which would benefit Registrants, or Registrants (us), which would benefit Registrars?
ICANN's Core Values (http://www.icann.org/en/general/bylaws.htm): include:
"6. Introducing and promoting competition in the registration of domain names where practicable and beneficial in the public interest."
Could ICANN be any more vague . . . Continue reading
Patrick Jones, Registry Liaison Manager at ICANN, consolidated and summarized comments on the BTAPPA amendment:
Summary & Analysis of BTAPPA Comments
It is unanimous that a 15-day notice of pending transfer is too short:
The timeline for registrants [us] to respond was too short . . . the timeline should at a minimum match with the grace period for a domain name renewal.
– George Smith
Posted at NoDaddy November 16th
This all goes into effect tomorrow:
May I suggest: everybody take screen shots of your homepages and whosis info! This is what you do:
- Roll mouse over the time so the date pops up; leave it.
- Press Shift / PrintScreen (upper right hand).
- Open Paint from Strart/Programs/Accessories
- Paste, or Ctrl V, into the new file; save as a jpeg.