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Chinese registrar goes AWOL, gets terminated

Kevin Murphy, July 8, 2015, 12:18:16 (UTC), Domain Registrars

Chinese registrar name2host.com has had its accreditation terminated by ICANN for failing to comply with an audit.

According to the compliance notice (pdf), ICANN has been chasing the company since March but has encountered only disconnected phones and unanswered emails.

It seems name2host.com’s principals were all using Hotmail or Yahoo email accounts; not exactly the kind of thing you want to see from a domain name registrar.

The registrar had fewer than 5,000 gTLD domains on its books in March, all in .com and .net.

ICANN will initiate a bulk transfer to a new registrar using its usual process.

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Comments (2)

  1. JZ says:

    good riddance. i had a hell of a hard time getting a domain out there that went there after snapnames caught it. they just wouldn’t respond to email.

  2. Acro says:

    Time for ICANN to drop some other Chinese registrars that refuse to comply with the return of stolen domain names, leading to either the loss of domains to cybercriminals, or the need for filing lawsuits in Virginia against the registry.

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