ICANN News - Update on Termination of Red Registrar (2009-09-25)

This is an update to the advisory posted on 15 September 2009 regarding the termination of ICANN’s accreditation agreement with registrar Red Register, Inc. http://www.icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-15sep09-en.htm

To protect registrants, ICANN initiated a process to identify a qualified and accredited registrar to take over management of the domain names formerly managed by Red Register, Inc. through a bulk transfer. Updated information on this process is provided below.

ICANN has solicited bids from several potential receiving registrars who have expressed interest in acquiring the domain names formerly under management by Red Register, Inc.

The bids are being reviewed by ICANN and a decision is expected by 30 September 2009.

Additional guidance on three previous FAQs is provided below for registrants who may be affected by this action.