Tag Archives | Domain name registrar

ICANN Sends Breach Notice to Internet.bs

ICANN has sent out a number of breach notices to registrars today, however one does spring out – the one sent to Internet.bs. Internet.bs, which is based in the Bahamas, received quite a bit of negative press in the past from the InfoSec community. One article on Ars Technica, for example, called them out as […]

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Registrar Linked To Scott Richter Gets Slapped

ICANN’s Compliance team have sent a breach notice to registrar Dynamic Dolphin. Why? They’ve got three issues with them: Legal issues with company officers Failure to comply with the domain transfer policy (IRTP) Not providing registration agreements to registrants The first one, however, is probably the “meatiest” of the lot. Scott Richter has a rather […]

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ICANN Publish Data Retention Waiver Details

ICANN has published details of the process that registrars signing the 2013 RAA will need to follow in order to be granted a waiver. Under the 2013 contract registrars will have to collect and retain a lot more data in relation to their customers, which could be in conflict with national laws governing data protection […]

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Register.com Sent Breach Notice By ICANN

Register.com, which is part of the web.com group of companies, has been sent a breach notice by ICANN’s compliance department. The notice, which I’m attaching below, covers a number of issues, including records for some domains, links to specific policies and data escrow. What’s a little different with this notice is the angle that ICANN […]

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Article 29 Working Party To ICANN – EU Registrars Exempt From Data Retention Requirements

The 2013 RAA was approved by ICANN’s board of directors less than a week ago. The new contract introduces a number of new obligations on ICANN accredited registrars, among them are several related to data validation, verification and retention. The Article 29 Working Party, however, has written to ICANN and made it very clear that […]

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ICANN Launch New WHOIS Inaccuracy System

ICANN’s Compliance team put the new WHOIS inaccuracy reporting system live earlier today. (Oddly enough Google alerts picked up on the new page!). The new system should make reporting issues easier for all parties involved ie. reporters, ICANN and the affected registrars. They’re also including generic information on how registrants may update their own domain […]

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ICANN Terminates Two More Registrars

In the last couple of days ICANN has terminated two more registrars for breaching their contracts – CI Host (PDF) and Power Brand Center (PDF). CI Host seems to have vanished. Their listed website no longer works and the contact details that ICANN had for them are no longer valid – the offices are now […]

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Mat Bao Fix Some Of Their Compliance Issues

Vietnamese registrar Mat Bao appears to have fixed *some* of their issues with ICANN’s Compliance team: But if you scroll down the Compliance notices page you’ll see that they’re still not out of the woods: The earlier, and arguably more serious, breach still remains open. Assuming they don’t ask for an extension they’ve got until […]

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IEDR Data Dump

As regular readers probably know, I run Blacknight. Blacknight is Ireland’s largest hosting provider and domain name registrar. We’re also the only Irish company to ever have been accredited with ICANN. And we’re the single largest registrar of .ie domain names on the planet. If you peruse the archives here and on my personal blog […]

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Thomson Reuters Finalise Acquisition Of MarkMonitor

Thomson Reuters announced earlier today that they have finalised the acquisition of domain name registrar and online brand protection company MarkMonitor. From their release:  “The addition of MarkMonitor to our Intellectual Property & Science portfolio marks a transformational shift for our business,” said Chris Kibarian, president, IP & Science, Thomson Reuters. “Together, MarkMonitor and Thomson […]

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