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Registry Operator's Proposal - TECHNICAL CAPABILITIES AND PLAN

D15.2.3. Database capabilities. Database size, throughput, scalability, procedures for object creation, editing, and deletion, change notifications, registrar transfer procedures, grace period implementation, reporting capabilities, etc.

The registry’s database size will keep on expanding automatically as more space is needed - there is no physical limitation due to the Oracle database that we will be using and the EMC virtual storage that the database will be residing on. This combination gives the most robust and reliable database management and expansion environment. We expect to be able to handle at least 300,000 name registrations per day; this is more than 20 times our maximum projected daily volume. The database follows the industry accepted and proven ACID (atomicity, concurrency, integrity, and durability) transaction processing discipline with complete transaction roll backs constraint compliance and table and element relationship integrity. Log files are kept for all adds, changes and deletes for audit purposes. Uniqueness of registrar key and information will be insured through rigid constraints in the database schema to virtually eliminate any possibility of duplicity.

The registrar transfer procedure will be similar to NSI’s in that the registrant will “pull” the registration to the gaining registrar from the losing registrar. The difference is that in our system the registry will help the registrar authenticate the registrant because the registrant will be able to be identified by the gaining registrar through the use of passwords that are kept at the registry level.

During a grace period, registrars will be able to delete single domain names and the cost of the domain will be credited to the registrar’s account. When a registration lapses, the registration will be automatically renewed and the registrar’s account will be automatically debited. If the registrar deletes the renewed name within 30 days, then the registrar will be credited for the cost of the domain.

Ad hoc reporting capabilities are built into the system to allow creation of custom reports as and when requested by registrars. There will be some day-to-day standard reports which all registrars will have access to help them conduct businesses with the registry.


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