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    Verisign/NSI VeriSign intends to auction deleting domains
    posted by michael on Friday January 21 2005, @02:27PM

    GeorgeK writes ""I told you so" comes to mind -- VeriSign's greed has no bound, and isn't limited to WLS. For those who've not had time to read through the VeriSign dot-net application, buried near the end one can find the following:

    VeriSign is now working with Bruce Tonkin, one of the Registrar Constituency's representatives to the GNSO Council, to facilitate the process of developing a solution for an industry-wide com/net deleted names handling process, which facilitates an open auction during the pending delete period.

    In January 2005, VeriSign will begin surveying end users in the Internet community to get input on various types of auction house solutions and price sensitivity for deleted name auctions. VeriSign anticipates providing the feedback received from end users, along with a revised deleted names proposed auction model in February 2005. The proposed model will be further vetted with registrars and other stakeholders to ensure that it adequately addresses the needs of registrars, registrants, and other impacted parties.

    I wonder if they'll be using the same survey company that showed "everyone loved SiteFinder"??"

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    Registrar Expired Domain Name Auctions
    by para_dan on Monday January 24 2005, @12:34AM (#14636)
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    In September 2004 both Network Solutions and Tucows announced that they were going to go into the auction business for expired domain names. See http://www.icann.org/announcements/announcement-21 sep04-1.htm

    In effect expired domain names will remain with the registrar and auctioned off by them to the highest bidder. Tucows proposed giving 80% of the proceeds from the sale to the original registrant, NSI proposed 20%. I wondered how this would effect companies like Snapnames when I read this.

    After the advisory posting on ICANN's site there hasn't been any more said about this...until now that is with Verisign's announcement. Be interesting to see where this leads...
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    Re:Who Cares?
    by GeorgeK on Friday January 21 2005, @09:54PM (#14630)
    User #3191 Info | http://www.kirikos.com/
    Full of anonymous cowards, you mean. :) I purchased math.com from the prior owners, and it's an active website serving the public as anyone can verify. Nothing wrong with that.

    What that has to do with deleting domains, only you and your psychiatrist will ever know....
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