New ICANN Transfer Policy Not as Dumb as Previously Indicated

Michael Moncur:

I think the panic is a bit overblown (and a bit late-where was everyone’s concern in July?). If you read the actual policy it makes a couple of things clear:

  1. This policy is for registrar transfers, not ownership transfers. It doesn’t make it any easier for a domain to be hijacked, except perhaps by a corrupt registrar.
  2. The gaining registrar is still required to confirm the transfer: A transfer must not be allowed to proceed if no confirmation is received by the Gaining Registrar.

Thursday, 11 November 2004