ICANN Terminates 3 Registrar Accreditations: Domainmonger.com, DomainsToBeSeen.com and LimeDomains.com

ICANN sent three notices of termination of registrar accreditation agreement today 11th of February 2013. The three registrars are:

  1. Central Registrar, Inc. DBA Domainmonger.com’s (“Domainmonger.com”) (accredited since 4 October 2010)
  2. R. Lee Chambers Company LLC dba DomainsToBeSeen.com’s (“DomainsToBeSeen.com”) (accredited since 5 March 2008)
  3. Lime Labs LLC’s (“Lime Labs”) LimeDomains.com (accredited since 9 October 2009)

The Registrar Accreditation Agreements (“RAA”) with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (“ICANN”) are terminated pursuant to Section 5.3.4 of the RAA. The termination shall become effective 13 March 2013, 30 days from the date of these notices.

The 3 registrars above were part of the 10 ICANN accredited registrar were in breach of their Registrar Accreditation Agreement (RAA) with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) on the 11th January 2013. ICANN requested that these 10 registrars cure the breaches by 1 February 2013, 15 working days from the date of the letter ICANN send to the affected registrars.

The termination is due to Domainmonger.com’s failure to timely cure the breaches by 1 February 2013 as set forth in ICANN’s notice of breach of RAA dated 11 January 2013. As of 11 February 2013, the following breaches remain:
1. Failure to provide documents and information as required by the terms of Section 3.14;
2. Failure to maintain records relating to Domainmonger.com’s dealings with Registry Operator(s) and Registered Name Holders and to make such records available to ICANN for inspection, pursuant to Sections 3.4.2 and 3.4.3 of the RAA;
3. Domainmonger.com’s failure to pay past due accreditation fees pursuant to Section 3.9 of the RAA. ($2,049.68).

The termination is due to DomainsToBeSeen.com’s failure to timely cure the breaches by 1 February 2013 as set forth in ICANN’s notice of breach of RAA dated 11 January 2013.
As of 11 February 2013, the following breaches remain:
1. Failure to maintain records relating to DomainsToBeSeen.com’s dealings with
Registry Operator(s) and Registered Name Holders and to make such records
available to ICANN for inspection, pursuant to Sections 3.4.2 and 3.4.3 of the
RAA.

DomainsToBeSeen.com also has to pay the outstanding accreditation fees totaling $1,178.12.

The termination is due to Lime Labs’ failure to timely cure the breaches by 1 February 2013 as set forth in ICANN’s notice of breach of RAA dated 11 January 2013. As of 11 February 2013, the following breaches remain:
1. Failure to provide documents and information as required by the terms of Section 3.14; and
2. Failure to maintain records relating to Lime Labs’ dealings with Registry Operator(s) and Registered Name Holders and to make such records available to ICANN for inspection, pursuant to Sections 3.4.2 and 3.4.3 of the RAA.

Lime Labs also has to pay the outstanding accreditation fees totaling $1,731.32.

Domain Name Transition Process
To protect domain name registrants, ICANN will commence the domain name transition process and will solicit bids for a qualified ICANN-accredited registrar to manage the domain names currently managed by the three registrars above. ICANN will follow the De-Accredited Registrar Transition Procedure.

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About Konstantinos Zournas

Konstantinos studied Computer Engineering and Computer Science in London and lives in Athens, Greece. He works on domain names, websites and software development. Has been online since 1995 & domaining since 2002.

3 comments

  1. I have my domain hosted with domainmonger.com
    Is there any action I should take at this moment?

    • If your domain was registered elsewhere then there is no urgent action.
      If your domain name was at domainmonger.com then it should have been moved to a different registrar following the de-accreditation.
      But I wouldn’t trust a “domain” company that gets de-accredited by ICANN and also their “about us” web page is completely empty!

      • I have a half dozen domains with them, this is very troubling. I have been with them for over 10 years and the first 8 or so they were very good. Recently the quality of their staff and service has declined significantly.

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