ICANN has announced that three more domain name registrars have lost their accreditation due to non-compliance with the RAA.
The three registrars have been informed that their agreements with ICANN will not be renewed.
South American Domains (NameFrog), Simply Named and Tahoe Domains have been sent letters by ICANN outlining the decision and the reasons for it.
So what now?
On the plus side, as ICANN's compliance team is becoming more active in pursuing non-compliant registrars the processes for handling the domains held by de-accredited registrars is becoming more finely tuned.
Expect to see an announcement very shortly asking for other registrars to takeover the various portfolios, though this time round they are incredibly small.
According to the latest figures I was able to access the breakdown would be as follows:
So why did they lose their accreditations?
In related news, Lead Networks are now seeking arbitration!
|Cybersquatting||Policy & Regulation|
|DNS Security||Registry Services|
|IP Addressing||White Space|
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