More Registrar Woes For ICANN

June 24, 2009

ICANN recently published notices regarding two Accredited Registrars.

The first notice was published on June 11th, 2009, regarding Lead Networks Domains Pvt. Ltd. failure to comply with the Rules for Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (“UDRP”) despite repeated requests by ICANN.  These rules require registrars to communicate plans to implement UDRP Provider decisions, maintain records make these records available to ICANN upon reasonable notice.  The notice of breach concerns 61 UDRP proceedings where the prevailing Complainant complained that Lead Networks failed to implement the decisions.  The notice can be found here.

The second notice was published on June 15th, 2009, regarding the de-accreditation of the Registrar Maxim Internet, Inc.  ICANN is seeking applications for the bulk transfer of the approximately 5,219 domain names registered with Maxim.  ICANN notes in their posting that, “posting that, “In light of the unique circumstances of this case, in the selection process, an advantage or preference may be given to registrars with prior experience in integrating acquisitions, resellers, or large portfolio accounts, or receiving bulk transfers with incomplete or problematic data.”  The Expression of Interest Notice can be found here.

If you have experienced issues with ICANN accredited Registrars, you can contact their Compliance Department by emailing registrar@icann.org.  ICANN requests that you attempt to resolve any concern or dispute directly with the Registrar first.

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