Sample Disrespect from Verisign

Previously, we discussed roles of a Registry: to maintain root servers, administer top level domain names. Three Registries are: Verisign (dot com, dot net, dot cc), Neustar (dot biz, dot co, dot us), and PIR, or the Public Interest Registry (dot org, dot info). Let’s visit how Verisign disrespects the Registrant (you, me, us, the general public), by comparing how it outputs Registrant data with the who is? info that Registries Neustar and PIR output!

When you check the whois of a dot org on PIR.org, the full contact info of the Regitrant appears. Entering, DualScreenTablet.org into the search produces this info: DualScreenTablet.org who is? results

The full results appear, linking me to the ownership, or leasee, of DualScreenTablet.org. A Leasee is the, “Individual who appears on a lease and is responsible for the terms present in that agreement,” according to BusinessDictionary.com.

What happens at the Registry, Neustar?

Go to Dot US Whosis, and enter my domain:
LowSodium.us.

The full info above, includes the contact info. It acknowledges me as the owner or leasee.

Now, try Verisign WhoIs search. Let me enter one of my dot com domains: MobileDeepLinks.com . Here is the output:

Domain Name: MOBILEDEEPLINKS.COM
Registrar: MONIKER ONLINE SERVICES LLC
Whois Server: whois.moniker.com
Referral URL: http://www.moniker.com
Name Server: NS1.MONIKERDNS.NET
Name Server: NS2.MONIKERDNS.NET
Name Server: NS3.MONIKERDNS.NET
Name Server: NS4.MONIKERDNS.NET
Status: clientDeleteProhibited
Status: clientTransferProhibited
Status: clientUpdateProhibited
Updated Date: 05-may-2014
Creation Date: 05-may-2014
Expiration Date: 05-may-2015

>>> Last update of whois database: Fri, 13 Jun 2014 05:25:01 UTC <<< Verisign doesn’t output any Registrant contact info. Verisign doesn’t respect the Registrant. The syndicate, or people behind Verisign, wants the world to believe all dot com domain names belong to VERISIGN! The Registrant is not recognized. Therefore, Verisign does not recognize the Registrant who paid the fee to register a dot com as the owner. Only, the Registrar is output.