Registrars News: Three Registrars Lose ICANN Accreditation (2009-12-04)

On Wednesday, 25 November 2009, ICANN terminated its accreditation agreement with three registrars — Hosting365 Inc., OOO “Russian Registrar” and R.B. Data Net LTD for failure to comply with the requirements of the Registrar Accreditation Agreement (RAA).

The RAA is the contract between ICANN and registrars that governs the registration of domain names under generic top-level domains such as dot-com and dot-org.

Letters have been sent to each registrar outlining the decision and reason behind the decision.

Related links

Letter to Hosting365 Inc. [PDF, 57K]

Letter to OOO “Russian Registrar” [PDF, 57K]

Letter to R.B. Data Net LTD [PDF, 57K]

To protect registrants, ICANN has initiated a process to identify a qualified and accredited registrar to take over management of the domain names formerly managed by Hosting365 Inc. and OOO “Russian Registrar” through a bulk transfer. Guidance is provided below for registrants who may be affected by this action.