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Suspension of reissuing deleted domain names
From: "David H. Holtzman" <dholtz () internic net>
Date: Wed, 09 Jul 1997 07:56:07 -0400

In the spirit of open communication, please read the following notice re :
reissuing of deleted domain domain names...

Until further notice, Network Solutions will be temporarily suspending the
process of deleting domain names for which payment has not been received.
In recent weeks the InterNIC has been spammed repeatedly with tens of
thousands of requests by domain name speculators attempting to register
deleted names.  The huge volume of requests received reduced customer
service levels for all customers.  Temporarily suspending the name deletion
process will remove the motivation behind the spamming, thereby hopefully
eliminating the customer service problems and also allowing time to develop
an appropriate longer-term solution to the spamming problem.
David H. Holtzman
Sr VP Engineering, Network Solutions
dholtz () internic net

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