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Domain Registrar and Drop Catching (TLDs)

Discussion in 'Drop catching Domain Names' started by namestrands, Oct 29, 2011.

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  1. namestrands

    namestrands Active Member

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    Is it acceptable for domain registrars to bypass the natural drop by hoarding names its customers registered and allowed to lapse.

    This is an issue that has bothered me for many years now. Surely this is a conflict of interest and somewhat unfair.

    On the other hand UK and European domain registries tend to level the playing field for all to be in with a shot.
     
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    I was not aware of that happening in the UK market, surely that must breach nominets T&Cs.

    In fact how would they be able to do it considering how the ownership of UK domains work.
     
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    It's in their terms and conditions at the time of registration.

    This is a response from Nominet posted on the forum a year ago, not sure where they're at with it:

    Grant
     
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    That is a bad precedence to be honest it most certainly does undermine the good faith to which Nominet claim to provide as it gives an unfair advantage.
     
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