The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the body responsible for assigning internet domain names and addresses, recently announced new measures that are being considered to improve the processes and policies surrounding domain name renewal and expiry.
According to ICANN, the Generic Names Supporting Organization Council recently received the final report of a committee, called the Post-Expiration Domain Name Recovery Working Group, which was tasked with addressing questions related to the renewal of domain names after they expire.
The report includes 18 recommendations altogether.
One central proposal involves ensuring that registrants are given no fewer than eight days to renew their domain names after they expire.
The report also calls for a regulation that would require that expired websites explicitly inform users that registration has expired.
Additionally, the report suggests that registration agreements must include information on the fees charged for the post-expiration renewal of a domain name.
With the growth of the internet and cloud computing, domain names are increasingly seen as an important component of many companies' brands.