ICANN has announced that three more 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:
- Namefrog appears to have less than 300 gTLD domains
- Simply Named about the same number
- Tahoe less than 250
So why did they lose their accreditations?
- Namefrog did not have a whois server
- Simply Named wasn’t escrowing registrant data and hadn’t paid their ICANN fees
- Tahoe no data escrow and owed fees to ICANN
In related news, Lead Networks are now seeking arbitration!