Today I got an an email from the registrar NamesBeyond.com with the subject “WELCOME TO NAMESBEYOND!”. NamesBeyond is a North American registrar, and has been accredited by ICANN since 2001.
All affected domain names from Pool’s registrars will be automatically transferred to NamesBeyond in the next few days, at no cost. Once the transfer is complete, NamesBeyond will send login and password details to manage the domains.
Pool announced on the 20th of December that it is shutting down many of it’s registrars effective January 10, 2013. Pool’s move to shut down registrars left thousands of domains in limbo. Then Pool.com announced that all the affected domains will be moved to the registrar Names Beyond after an ICANN decision.
Here is the email I got today from NamesBeyond.com:
January 19th, 2013
As you may know, ICANN has de-accredited several registrars under Pool.com as a result of a compliance action. ICANN has authorized the safe transfer of all affected Pool.com registrar domains to NamesBeyond.
NamesBeyond is pleased to have you as our customer and look forward to serving you.
NamesBeyond is a North American registrar, and has been accredited by ICANN since 2001. NamesBeyond is focused on providing a safe and secure environment for our registrants.
Your domain name(s) will be automatically transferred to NamesBeyond in the next few days, at no cost to you. Once the transfer is complete, NamesBeyond will send you login and password details to manage your domains.
You may visit http://www.namesbeyond.com/poolregistrartransfer to check on the status of your domain name transfer. You may also call us at + 1 877 321 1356 or + 1 817 564 2994 or + 1 215 750 2660. You may also send an email to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org to reach our technical support team.
We hope to make this transition as smooth as possible. Your support and understanding during this process is greatly appreciated.
We look forward to working with you!