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ICANN Says Registerfly Domains Moving to Another Registrar

John Levine

In an entry in the ICANN blog, Paul Levins says they've arranged to move Registerfly's domains to another registrar. They won't say who the other registrar is beyond "an existing accredited Registrar with a demonstrated record of customer service" which could be just about anyone other than Registerfly. They have "most" of the registrant data.

All is to be unveiled next week. In the meantime, read the comments on the blog entry about domains that are expired, domains that have gone into the redemption period and eNom (for whom RF used to be a reseller) wants a large ransom, and other screwups. Even if the new registrar is utterly wonderful, there's going to be lots of pieces to pick up.

(Thanks to Larry Seltzer who noticed the ICANN blog entry. He also noted that, astonishingly, Registerfly's web site still purports to sell domains and will take your money, although judging from the blog complaints, the actual process ends after the take your money part.)

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Re: ICANN Says Registerfly Domains Moving to Another Registrar John Berryhill  –  May 25, 2007 2:26 PM PDT

All is to be unveiled next week. In the meantime, read the comments on the blog entry about domains that are expired, domains that have gone into the redemption period and eNom (for whom RF used to be a reseller) wants a large ransom, and other screwups. Even if the new registrar is utterly wonderful, there’s going to be lots of pieces to pick up.

Yup.  ICANN spent half the ink on whether Kevin Medina shows up in court. 

None of the thousands of people with the unaddressed problems you mention could really care whether Kevin Medina shows up in court.

This is as informative as Nixon's "secret plan" to get us out of Viet Nam.

Re: ICANN Says Registerfly Domains Moving to Another Registrar Dave Zan  –  May 29, 2007 9:42 PM PDT

Cat's finally out of the bag:

http://www.circleid.com/posts/godaddy_management_registerfly_domains/

http://icann.org/announcements/announcement-29may07.htm

ICANN's understanding is that GoDaddy.com and the gTLD registries holding RegisterFly names have worked out the mechanics for restoring, renewing, and redeeming names intending that no names will be inadvertently dropped. According to the terms of the transfer agreement, RegisterFly domain names and the data underlying the available proxy service will also be transferred.

Re: ICANN Says Registerfly Domains Moving to Another Registrar Benjamin Lim  –  Jun 02, 2007 10:46 AM PDT

seems that Godaddy must be doing alot of pep talk and legwork with ICANN to have them take over RegisterFly business.......

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