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    VeriSign intends to auction deleting domains | Log in/Create an Account | Top | 8 comments | Search Discussion
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    Registrar Expired Domain Name Auctions
    by para_dan on Monday January 24 2005, @12:34AM (#14636)
    User #4024 Info
    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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