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Bye-bye Alice’s Registry

Kevin Murphy, April 13, 2022, 11:10:01 (UTC), Domain Registrars

One of ICANN’s oldest accredited registrars has had its contract terminated for non-payment of fees and other alleged breaches.

Alice’s Registry, which has been around since 1999, has been told it’s no longer allowed to sell gTLD domains and that whatever remains of its managed domains will be transferred to another registrar.

The termination comes at the end of more than two years of ICANN’s Compliance department pursuing AR for not paying its accreditation fees, not operating a working Whois service, not implementing RDAP, and not showing its company is in good standing.

The registrar’s web site hasn’t been working in many months, and until its accreditation was suspended last October it had not responded to ICANN’s calls and emails.

Its responses to Compliance since then did not help its case, so ICANN made the decision to terminate.

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Comments (1)

  1. John Berryhill says:

    I had contacted ICANN about this situation quite a long time ago, on behalf of a registrant who could not update their contacts or obtain an auth code to move their valuable domain name.

    Rick Wesson screwed his customers but good with his hobby registrar.

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