[At-Large] A million domains taken down by email checks

John Levine john.levine at cauce.org
Fri Jul 4 17:52:39 UTC 2014

To clarify the issue a little, registrars know which of their customer 
domains have bad e-mail addresses since they send the verification 
notices.  If they wanted, they could try to contact those customers in 
other ways and tell them that they need to update their e-mail address. 
They could send paper mail to the WHOIS address, or call the phone number, 
or for the large fraction paid by credit card, send mail to the address 
provided with the credit card.

They don't want to do any of those things because it would cost money. 
Like all arguments at ICANN that appear to be about principle, when you 
dig down a little, it's just about the money.

John Levine, john.levine at cauce.org
CAUCE North America

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