Domain Registrars Lose Accreditation

ICANN Sends South American Registrars Notices

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Three South American domain registrars have lost their accreditation according to the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). The reason for this is that they have failed to comply with the requirements of the Registrar Accreditation Agreement (RAA).

The registrars involved include South American Domains, which does business under NameFrog.com, Simply Named (SimplyNamed.com), and Tahoe Domains.

ICANNEach of these three registrars received notice of non-renewal of RAA letters from ICANN. NameFrog’s violation appears to be for not providing "an interactive web page and a port 43 Whois service providing free public query-based access to up-to-date data concerning all active registered names sponsored by the registrar for each TLD in which it is accredited."

The data would include the name of the Registered Name, the names of the primary nameserver and secondary nameserver(s) for the Registered Name, the identity of the Registrar, and the original creation date of the registration, the expiration date, the name and address of the Registered Name holder, the name, address, email address, phone number, and fax number of both the technical contact and the administrative contact for the Regsitered Name.

Simply Named’s violations appear to be failing to submit an electronic copy of a database to ICANN or a reputable escrow agent approved by the Registrar and ICANN, and failure to pay accreditation fees. Tahoe Domains’ violations appear to be about the same as Simply Named’s.

The letters do say that the registrars are able to apply for renewal if they can comply with the obligations of the RAA.

Domain Registrars Lose Accreditation
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    The sad part about a domain name registrar loosing their accreditation is the clients can be automatically transferred to another registrar through a bidding process without evn asking the consent of the domain name owners. I have been there and had to spend almost three weeks trying to transfer all my domain names to the registrar of my choice.
    I just hope those registrars will comply with ICANN guidelines for the sake of their customers.

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