[arin-ppml] IPv4 Transfer Policy Change to Keep Whois Accurate

Owen DeLong owen at delong.com
Thu May 19 21:06:41 EDT 2011

On May 19, 2011, at 4:52 PM, Mike Burns wrote:

> Hi Owen,
>> You suggested that the historical experience of the DNS registry was applicable, but I still have not seen an apples-to-apples comparison worthy of providing insights. For the DNS registry to inform us, we would have to compare an experience of  for-pay DNS registries *with a needs test* to for-pay DNS registries *without a needs test*.
> That is available. The DNS administered for a fee by NSI retained the needs basis for several months and there was
> no descent into chaos observed. The descent into madness occurred when WIPO got involved and the UDRP started
> developing. It was about this time that the needs-basis aspect of DNS administration was also abandoned as part of
> the efforts by WIPO to make domain names part of the trademark namespace(s).
> Owen
> Right, so there were many changes happening in the DNS transition that make it impossible to isolate the effects of removing needs requirements on the accuracy of whois. Such as increasing registrations by three orders of magnitude.
> Regards,
> Mike

It is the removal of needs basis that cause the 3 order of magnitude increase in registration, so, I do not feel that
invalidates the analogy, but, rather confirms destructive effects of removing needs basis.


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