[At-Large] Fwd: ICANN News Alert -- Update on Registrar Accreditation Agreement Amendments

John R. Levine johnl at iecc.com
Wed Sep 26 04:47:12 UTC 2012

> It is almost impossible these days to sign onto a mailing list or get
> a free id on some web site without clicking on a link in an e-mail.
> Yet apparently, you can register a domain name without such a nicety.

Quite right.  Mail verification is a solved problem.

> Phone verification is a lot more costly,

I'm not sure I believe that.  I use a variety of services that verify 
transactions by calling my phone number and speaking a code number I have 
to type into their web site.  Given how low value some of the transactions 
are, they can't be spending much on their IVR system.

> Hopefully going forward, we will not make these kind of mistakes
> again.

My, you're an optimist.


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