The IV-DENIC recognised the need for a framework to sell DE-NIC services directly instead of requiring membership of the IV-DENIC.
A model was developed in 1994, which allowed the selling of DE-NIC services directly.
Customers can aquire DE-NIC service points in certain quantities:
1 point 8 DM
10 points 80 DM
50 points 390 DM
100 points 760 DM
250 points 1800 DM
500 points 3330 DM
1000 points 6000 DM
For these points, DE-NIC services can be aquired:
NET-C 15 points
NET-SMALL 30 points
NET-LARGE 70 points
NET-AB 70 points
UPD-NET 10 points
RES-DOM 10 points
REG-MX 25 points
REG-CNAME 25 points
REG-NS 70 points
CONT-RES 10 points
CONT-MX 10 points
CONT-CNAME 10 points
CONT-NS 70 points
where the services are:
NET-C Request for one class C
NET-SMALL Request for up to 31 class C
NET-LARGE Request for 32 or more class C
NET-AB Request for a class A or class B equivalent
UPD-NET Update of network information
RES-DOM Reservation of a domain
REG-MX Registration of a MX RR
REG-CNAME Registration of a CNAME RR
REG-NS Delegation of a domain to a nameserver set
CONT-RES Contiuation of a reservation
CONT-MX Continuation of registration of a MX RR
CONT-CNAME Continuation of registration of a CNAME
CONT-NS Continuation of delegation of a domain
The DE-NIC service points have to be aquired, before services can be used. They have to be paid, before they are transferred to the customer. Domain objects are deleted after one year, unless a continuation is requested and paid. All of this eliminates the need for an expensive tracking of bills and payments.
An implementation of this model is expected to be effective in QII 1995.
Currently, it is under evaluation how electronic cash or electronic vouchers can simplify the handling of the service points.