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

Michele Neylon :: Blacknight michele at blacknight.ie
Wed Sep 26 10:25:53 UTC 2012

On 26 Sep 2012, at 05:47, John R. Levine <johnl at iecc.com> wrote:

>> 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.

Yes and no

it's solved only if you assume that all domain registrations are done via websites .. They're not

>> 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.
> R's,
> John
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