29 Nov '12, 4pm

Domain registry failures ahead (and Verisign would like a patent on recovering them)

Largest domain registry applies for patent on recovering failed registries. With hundreds of new top level domains coming online in the next couple years, we’re going to see a lot of failed top level domains. Many of these TLDs will be backed by large registry providers that will takeover in the case of insolvency. But that doesn’t mean a registry (or even one of those large registry service providers) won’t suddenly go dark. But .com registry Verisign has a plan. It has filed a patent application for a registry recovery service. Here’s how it describes it: A computer-implemented method of recovering a registry includes receiving zone files from a target registry and archiving them in a data repository. The method includes publishing the zone files to a managed DNS service to make available for DNS name resolution. The method further includes reconciling ownership of the z...

Full article: http://domainnamewire.com/2012/11/29/domain-registry-fail...

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