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  1. domaingenius

    domaingenius Well-Known Member

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    What is the official Nominet reason for NOT having an online transfer process such as works well with .com ?. Is there an ulterior motive behind not having it ?.

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  3. Jay Daley New Zealand

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    It is something we are working on. Before we can get there we need to make some fundamental changes to the way we store registrant data, and that in turn requires a major rewrite of all of systems - hence the time it is taking.
     
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    That comment actually made me smile, what exactly have you been doing for the last eight years? Any future changes to the database structure should have been foreseen and thus built into the original design, and allowing the provision for an "online transfer process" at some point in the future would/should have been one of the first requirements.

    Writing code for databases is 99% of my work load, and even without looking at your database design I still reckon I could get a secure working example up and running within seven days. There is no excuse.

    Does anyone know of any other registries on this planet (other than third world countries) that still use paper as the only means of transfering domains. It's SO yesterday.

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    domaingenius Well-Known Member

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    Seconded, which is why I have always thought that there was some other reasoning behind it,such as a nod and a wink agreement with maybe Inland Revenue etc etc .Call me suspicious but thats just my gut feeling as can see no real reason other than that.
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  6. Jay Daley New Zealand

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    Indeed. Except it wasn't and now we have to retro-fit it.

    That is complete nonsense. Designing the database structure is one thing, but when you have a suite of applications that have been developed over several years then rewriting them for a completely different data structure does not take seven days.

    If you want to learn more then see:

    http://www.nic.uk/digitalAssets/523_MajorDataRestructuringV3.pdf
     
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    domaingenius Well-Known Member

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    Jay , I was'nt agreeing with the time scale, only the fact that there should be an online system. I guess Nominet can throw some of the millions that they have in the bank at getting it up and running. It really will be great to knock all the paperwork on the head, after all that is meant to be one of the advantages of computers .Might I also suggest that Nominet get rid of all the needless paperwork that they send by post ,and send it by email ?. Why dont you approach a registry that has such a system in place and do a deal with them for their existing software and expertise and transfer it over to Nominet's use ?.

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