Remember those little darlings from RegisterFly? They upset a hell of a lot of people last year and are the cause of much nervousness chez ICANN as a result.
Well it seems they haven’t gone out of business just yet and are even emailing their customers to sell them more of their “wonderful” services.
They’ve even added a “clarification” on their site to help those of us who might be confused by the whole affair.
Some of the statement is factual, but other parts made me giggle:
We did a bulk transfer of names that were under our accreditation to another registrar, hence we do not function as an ICANN accredited registrar. After the conclusion of the bulk transfer there was no need for us to remain an accredited registrar since the benefits did not merit the cost and effort required
That’s incredibly misleading. Registerfly didn’t choose to lose its accreditation. It lost it for a number of very public reasons. Have a quick search on the ICANN blog, for example
The key phrase is buried in the last sentence:
With new management in place, we are eager to earn your business.
So, if I’m interpreting this correctly, RegisterFly changed their management around and are hoping to reinvent themselves. Surely being honest about what happened would be a good starting point?
Francesco Cetraro says
Actually according to the terms of the RAA when you do a bulk transfer you automatically loose the ICANN Accreditation too (basically you cannot give away all your domains and stay accredited), so even the bit about them “giving up their accreditation voluntarily” is a big piece of BS 😀
Michele Neylon says
I think they’re playing with reality 🙂