[Full-Disclosure] Teen hacker controls ebay
fw at deneb.enyo.de
Fri Sep 10 02:14:10 BST 2004
* Rainer Duffner:
>> Personally, I can't comprehend how the default for something like that
>> would be "Yes",
> Because, if the ISP is bankrupt, the "YES" will never come.
And that's a problem because of ...?
DENIC (the registry) claims to have a direct contractual relationship
with all domain holders (not "owners", registering a domain doesn't
grant you ownership, at least most of the time).
> And I'd like to see you scramble to get your domains from a bankrupt
> hoster to another one, waiting for that simple "yes" to your transfer,
> which will never come as all lines have been cut and not a single bit
> will ever come from their /24 or /16 again...
In theory, you would resolve such a problem with DENIC. In practice,
DENIC doesn't have the infrastructure to deal with bankruptcy even of
a small DENIC member/registrar.
> IMHO (and several others more involved in the domain-trading biz)
The problem is that domains are used for more things than just for
domain trading. The current focus on easy domain transfers might have
made sense a few years ago, but now there are some major stakeholders
which will simply put DENIC out of the loop if the DENIC processes
can't guarantee stable delegations, for whatever reason.
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