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Re: ICANN requirement for "information refreshing"?

  • From: Jake Baillie
  • Date: Tue Jun 18 19:33:27 2002

At 07:09 PM 6/18/2002 -0400, Howard C. Berkowitz wrote:

On searching the ICANN-Verisign contract at the ICANN site, I could find no requirement for refreshing. I'm concerned this may be a covert marketing activity, since the web page for "refreshing" very easily could have led me into buying services from Verisign. This seems to be of operational interest to service providers hosting domains, if Verisign/Netsol can confuse people into shifting their service to them.
(from ICANN Registrar Accreditation Agreement -

3.4.1 During the Term of this Agreement, Registrar shall maintain its own electronic database, as updated from time to time, containing data for each active Registered Name sponsored by it within each TLD for which it is accredited. The data for each such registration shall include the elements listed in Subsections through; the name and (where available) postal address, e-mail address, voice telephone number, and fax number of the billing contact; and any other Registry Data that Registrar has submitted to the Registry Operator or placed in the Registry Database under Subsection 3.2.

I guess you could consider that email as an attempt to "maintain" their database. That being said, the email I received contains a link which sends me to their homepage. Not very helpful if you're clueless about such matters.

-- jb