As the saying goes, two wrongs don't make a right, and if you are correct in your assertion, neither do more than two. And if you are correct, you'd think someone would have published the full-header email, or scans if it is snailmail. Can you point to any?|
I don't doubt that some other registrars have, or are, doing the same thing, but I haven't seen any evidence of it and I have a few domains registered with various registrars. I certainly haven't seen evidence anywhere that Go Daddy in particular, or all these other registrars (as you put it) in general, are doing the same thing. I think such actions by any registrar should be reported to the FTC (because ICANN is nominally in the US and has clear responsibility for allowing this to go on) and if both/either the registrant or registrar is located outside the US, to their relevant national equivalent(s).
As I say, others doing the same thing doesn't make it right. I wouldn't have bothered responding to such fallacious reasoning, but might as well, seeing as I wanted to report that politechbot has more on this, as does geek.com. I guess VeriSign figures it can take a writedown on good will if it is already less than zero. -g