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Three registrars rapped for not paying ICANN fees

Kevin Murphy, April 24, 2013, 06:18:12 (UTC), Domain Registrars

ICANN has sent compliance notices to three registrars for allegedly not paying their dues.

Dotted Ventures, Basic Fusion and A. Telecom S.A owe a total of roughly $25,000 in unpaid ICANN fees, according to the notices.

Basic Fusion and A Telecom also didn’t notify ICANN about changes of address, according to the notices.

All three have until May 14 to pay up or risk losing their registrar accreditation.

None of them are of notable size in the gTLD space, with fewer than 1,000 domains under management between them.

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Comments (2)

  1. Pam Little says:

    Why did it take ICANN nearly 7 weeks (after the third informal notice was went on 7 March 2013) to issue breach notices to these registrars?

    The chronologies show that ICANN did not comply with its own published process http://www.icann.org/en/resources/compliance/approach-processes
    where after the second informal notice, ICANN staff should have tried to call these registrars.

  2. Rob Golding says:

    Dotted Ventures Inc have now been de-accredited, and all domains managed by IANA#833 have been migrated to Astutium.com under the RegTransition process.

    http://blog.astutium.com/2013/05/icann-de-accredits-dotted-ventures-iana833/

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