November 12th has come and gone. ICANNs new domain transfer policy is now a reality and the brass behind the webs #1 domain name whois search engine, are saying ......keep an eye on your domains or else!
Name Intelligence Inc, one of the internets largest domain utility providers has brought to light some rather grave insight regarding the just established DNT :
" Many Domain Name registrants and domain managers are not aware of a loophole in the updated ICANN domain name transfer policy (going into effect 11/12/2004) which could allow someone to transfer your domain away from your registrar without consent.
Although a person may have some recourse to regain their domain name, correcting such changes could mean days, weeks, months, or years time may pass -- during which the actual registrant may have no control over their domain name.
If you own one or more domain names, you need to be aware that those domain names are potentially exposed to unauthorized transfer under a new ICANN policy."
source: YahooNews PRWEB
Whois-source.com (powered by Name Intelligence) is now offering free domain name monitoring as a tool against the "loopholes" of the new policy shake up.
If you're looking for more security, an online legal corporation (Dotcontract.com) has just announced it's teamed up with 150 attorney's from accross the globe to protect registrants in legal disputes involving their domains.
"“The abuse of domains by the non-registered owner needs to cease. We must send a powerful message to those considering offending domains. They must be aware that we are watching and the little guy now has the resources available only thought to be available to online mega corporations” asserts CEO and founder of Dotcontract.com.” It is not fair for the millions of small online presences to be limited in their ability to strike back and to protect what they have worked so hard to obtain.”
The legal web company claims to offer domain registrants protection against unauthorized transfers, as well as legal aid when clients are forced to take action against unscrupulous hosting providers, spammers and registrars.