[conspire] Help starve a domain squatter, today
bill at billsaysthis.com
Wed Jun 27 13:36:59 PDT 2007
Thanks, this is very clear.
On Jun 27, 2007, at 1:32 PM, Rick Moen wrote:
> Quoting William Lazar (bill at billsaysthis.com):
>> I understand the sentiment here but not quite how this script
>> achieves the purpose, can you explain?
> No problem.
> Domain expirations tend to happen through mishap: The people assigned
> to watch for expirations (i.e., the typically _sole_ party listed
> as the
> domain's Billing Contact) either have left the group/firm, or aren't
> monitoring their e-mail, or have ceased to care, or have died, or
> are no
> longer receiving e-mail sent to the listed billing address, or never
> receive the registrar's warning notices for various technical reasons,
> or never receive those notices because the registrar failed to send
> It is sometimes suspected that _some_ registrars do a sloppy job with
> those notices in part because they make a lot of money from
> fees". E.g.:
> In any of those failure scenarios and probably many others, the
> consequence is that a domain suddenly goes into expired status before
> anyone _else_ can take preventative action, and suddenly _everyone_
> relying on that domain is facing a crisis, which then becomes
> to cure -- if it's possible at all.
> What does the script and my monitoring accomplish?
> If I see that a domain I care about is getting dangerously close to
> expiration (and, in my view, 90 days is too close), I can take active
> measures to get in touch with the _right_ people, the ones who are
> motivated to act and send the renewal right away, even if the Billing
> Contact party (if any) isn't on the ball. If e-mailing doesn't work
> because the whois contacts are no good (which is frequently the case),
> I can try to figure out a correct, new address. I can also pick up
> All of that costs me very little, and I can save the affected
> individuals and communities a _huge_ amount of hassle and expense.
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