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Small registrar suspended by ICANN

Kevin Murphy, March 15, 2016, 10:22:24 (UTC), Domain Registrars

Small US-based registrar Mobile.co, which usually does business at Mobile.domains, has been suspended by ICANN.

From March 24 to June 22, the company will be unable to sell new domains or accept incoming transfers.

ICANN said in its notice (pdf) that Mobile.co has been failing to escrow its registrant data with Iron Mountain, as required under the Registrar Accreditation Agreement.

It first told the company about the problem in January (pdf), but the problem persisted.

ICANN also says the registrar has failed to make a port 43 Whois service available, also required by the RAA.

If Mobile.co does not come back into compliance, ICANN said it could terminate its contract.

The company had roughly 2,000 gTLD domains under management at the last count, down from a five-year peak of over 17,000.

Mobile.domains does not currently resolve for me.

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Comments (1)

  1. R. Funden says:

    If only there would be a headline like this someday:

    “ICANN compliance suspends complainant”

    From x to y, the sender of bullshit complaints will be unable to send any mails to a registrar or to ICANN compliance and registrars have been authorized to ignore any communication from this complainant.

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