[thelist] Re: [Slightly OT] Domain name dispute

Michiel Trimpe M.B.Trimpe at student.tue.nl
Sat Apr 20 22:08:01 CDT 2002

Hello Kevin,

Great tip. Too bad I didn't realize that they would be entered onto
the list of domains that didn't pay up.
It turned out that they registered the domain three days after it had
been released, so I did some research and that's indeed how they found
out .... I therefore would like to add another tip :

<tip type="Domain Name Management" author="Michiel Trimpe">
If a domain name ever happens to get on the list of domains that have
been cancelled for any particular reason don't expect to get it
anytime soon.
Be very "ad rem" about it or else you'll have lost a name, like I

The companies that buy domain names monitor these.

Saturday, April 20, 2002, 10:52:37 PM, you wrote:

>> > I registered a domain name for my (small) company a few years ago.
>> > When the time came to renew the domain a wanted to switch registrars.
>> > I let the networksolutions account expire and tried to switch
>> > registrars.

KM> Oh, it makes me sick every time I hear this!

KM> <tip type="Domain Name management" author="digger">

KM> You can transfer a domain to another registry service at any time.
KM> You do not have to wait until it expires, and you SHOULD not.
KM> Your registry can refuse to process a transfer if the account
KM> runs out -- if you're lucky, they'll let you renew with them
KM> and THEN process a transfer; if you're unlucky, they'll sell
KM> your domain out from under you.

KM> Your new registry service will give you credit for the remaining
KM> time at the old registry -- e.g. if you have six months on the
KM> current registration and you transfer/renew somewhere else for
KM> a year, your account will be "paid up" for eighteen months.  So
KM> if you don't like the service at your current registry, move
KM> your domain names NOW!

KM> </tip>
KM> --
KM> Kevin "digger" Martin - http://handsonhowto.com/dns101.html
KM>                           "Domains, DNS, and Registries"

Best regards,
 Michiel                            mailto:M.B.Trimpe at student.tue.nl

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