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IMPORTANT ICANN Transfer Policy Change 1 December 2016

Discussion in 'General Domain Discussion' started by Cooper Mills DomainLawyer, Nov 24, 2016.

  1. Cooper Mills DomainLawyer

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    For those of us who own .com and .net domains the new ICANN transfer policy comes into effect on 1 December. It is important that your WHOIS records are correct, as changes will require further verification from 1 December.

    A marked up copy of the policy is here
     
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  2. eg73

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    I wish icann would integrate 2 factor authentication into the mix..
     
  3. DnEbook

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    When 6 4 6 2 was stolen I sent an email to the Icann ombudsman Chris LaHatte, We exchanged two emails and in the final one I suggested all disputed domains and transfers should be locked down for 60 days to avoid theft and quick transfer away form the holding registrar, I actually suggested that names claimed to be stolen should be paced into a holding pattern until some form of resolution is reached. Seems he might have listened to the 60 day suggestion. Some folk are claiming this will affect "flipping" however I don't think 60 days is a long time and if it guards against theft I think it is a good thing
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    As for people too lazy yo have updated their whois contact info ..... I will not be verifying any names I don't own, so sick of spam for names I no longer own!
     
  4. eg73

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    I wonder how they came to the 60 day period. I actually do think it's a long time, but if it cuts down on scams then I'll be all for it!
     
  5. DnEbook

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    Anyone who has ever lost a name will support this, trust me it's no fun. Not sure if it was my suggestion of 60 days or other influences?
     
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    You mean make all accounts/registrars use it? (many do offer it at the moment) I guess it would be doable.
     
  7. eg73

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    Have it used as far as the domain transfer process is concerned.
     
  8. Scott7

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    Thanks for sharing.
    There's a really informative interview on Domain Name Wire about this, where Andrew Allemann discusses the policy changes with Endurance International Compliance Officer, Darcy Southwell.
     
  9. Cooper Mills DomainLawyer

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    Thanks Scott, its just an extra bit of house keeping that I would rather do without at this time of the year...