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Four registrars terminated

Kevin Murphy, June 3, 2013, 09:24:07 (UTC), Domain Registrars

Four small domain name registrars have lost their ICANN accreditation and their domain names have been transferred to another.

ICANN announced on Friday that US-based C I Host and Central Registrar (Domainmonger.com), along with Panama-based Power Brand Center have all been terminated for non-compliance.

Breach notices had been sent earlier this year covering everything from broken Whois to a failure to cooperate with audits.

Dotted Ventures, also American, had allowed its accreditation to lapse in March. It had, however, also been sent a breach notice for non-payment of ICANN fees in April.

The gTLD domains they managed, which amount to between a couple of hundred and a couple of thousand each, have all been transferred to UK-based Astutium, which isn’t much bigger.

Customers of each terminated registrar will receive notices from Astutium instructing them how to proceed, ICANN said. There shouldn’t be a cost to transfer, so any request for cash may be a phishing attack.

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