Re: .name WHOIS accuracy (was Re: [ga] repost: Domain not available)
- To: George Kirikos <gkirikos@xxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: .name WHOIS accuracy (was Re: [ga] repost: Domain not available)
- From: Hugo Monteiro <hugo.monteiro@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2013 14:16:19 +0000
I should have said Verisign. I contacted Verisign, through their live chat
support at the time, not Network Solutions. My bad.
It is odd. Even more that they already had almost 3 months to correct the
whois database and that didn't happen.
I also found the earlier response troubling. "Yes, it used to be registered
but now we decided that it would be reserved for 3rd level registration
only. But it's also not available for 3rd level registration right now.
It's on a special reserved list for now."
That was 2 and a half months ago.
I'm Cc'ing this to the email contact and see if it gets anywhere...
On Wed, Jan 16, 2013 at 1:53 PM, George Kirikos <gkirikos@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi Hugh,
> Network Solutions isn't the operator of .name -- I believe that you should
> contact VeriSign:
> If you look at the WHOIS for smith.name, it says:
> "Not available for second level registration.
> Third level registrations may be available on this shared name."
> Performing the same WHOIS lookup for mafalda.name:
> "No match."
> If mafalda.name really is reserved for 3rd-level registrations, it's odd
> that the WHOIS isn't similar to that of smith.name. VeriSign should
> either correct the WHOIS database, or let you register the name. You might
> also try using the WHOIS Data Problem Reporting System:
> George Kirikos
> From: Hugo Monteiro <hugo.monteiro@xxxxxxxxxx>
> To: "ga@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx" <ga@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Wednesday, January 16, 2013 2:58 AM
> Subject: [ga] repost: Domain not available
> This is a repost of a message i sent to compliance@xxxxxxxxx, which
> apparently is the proper address to report these kind of activities. This
> repost, into this list, is happening since the original message was sent
> six days ago and i have not received any response, not even an automated
> --- snip ---
> Dear Sir/Madam,
> I have tried to register the domain mafalda.name on October 31 of 2012.
> It was a domain name that was registered by someone else and that had let
> the registry expire.
> I have checked the domain availability by querying the whois database,
> which confirmed me that the domain name was not found on the database.
> I have tried to register the domain through two different registrars. They
> both accepted my registry submission but later have told me that the domain
> was not available after all.
> I have submitted this issue to the GA mailing list and received response
> from Mr Atif Beg telling me to further inquire the reasons of this
> behaviour and to submit this complain if i was to find that there was
> evidence of non compliance (~PDW-469171).
> My further inquiry was directly made to Network Solutions, which manages
> the .name space and i was told, back then, that the particular domain was
> being reserved for third level registrations only. That was not the case
> for the previous registration since the second level domain mafalda.name was
> registered by someone else before.
> It's now the 10th of January, two and a half months have gone by, and
> still that domain is not listed on the whois database and i still cannot
> register it either. This behavior is unacceptable and Network Solutions is
> performing domain squatting in the hopes that there are many interested
> parties so that they can market the domain for third level registration
> Please take the appropriate actions so that the domain name mafalda.name gets
> available for registration, like it already should be, by now.
> Best Regards,
> Hugo Monteiro.
> --- snip ---
> Again, i can't stress how unfortunate all these matters are.
> Best regards,
> Hugo Monteiro.
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