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Re: Suspension of reissuing deleted domain names
From: Curtis Villamizar <curtis () brookfield ans net>
Date: Wed, 09 Jul 1997 20:24:55 -0400


In message <Pine.LNX.3.95.970709111719.600w-100000 () inorganic5 fdt net>, Jon Lew
is writes:
On Wed, 9 Jul 1997, David H. Holtzman wrote:

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

What can be down about domainbrokers.com?  Have a look at the files at
http://www.domainbrokers.com/asp/.  I just tried to register a domain for
a customer, and found that it had been registered the day before by
domainbrokers.com.  I believe they have no intention to use the domain
name.  All they hope to do is sell it, probably for $1000.  They appear to
have setup no DNS records other than NS records for it. 

Companies like this that piss in the domain name registration pool should
be banned from registering domains.


One step would be to prioritize domains which correspond to physical
networks.  If an organization is actually connected to the network
they can get one prioritized registration for the domain name for
their network.  In the event of a conflict a domain registration for
an actual network would take precedence to a psuedo-domain having only
MX records and pointing to a web server on a provider's network.  Dial
accounts would not qualify since they are not permanently connected.

There would still be conflicts, but this might make domain name
speculation a thing of the past.

Curtis


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