ICANN sends notice of breach to 3 registrars: Elserver SRL, Ground Internet Inc., DNS:NET Internet Service

As of 25 and 26 April 2013, 3 ICANN accredited registrars are in breach of their Registrar Accreditation Agreement (RAA) with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN).

ICANN requests that these 3 registrars cure the breaches by 16 and 17 May 2013, 15 working days from the date of the letter ICANN send to the affected registrars.

These breaches result from:

  • Elserver SRL:
  1. Failure to pay past due accreditation fees pursuant to Section 3.9 of the RAA.
  2. Failure to give ICANN written notice within 30 days of any change to Registrar’s contact information, as required by Section 5.11 of the RAA.

Elserver SRL must pay all past due accreditation fees in the amount of $12,971.84 and provide written notice to ICANN of changes to Elserver SRL’s primary contact facsimile and telephone numbers.

  • Ground Internet Inc.
  1. Failure to pay past due accreditation fees pursuant to Section 3.9 of the RAA.

Ground Internet Inc. must pay all past due accreditation fees in the amount of $25,033.10 and provide written notice to ICANN of changes to A. Telecom S.A.’s contact information.

  • DNS:NET Internet Service GmbH
  1. Failure to provide documents and information requested pursuant to an ICANN audit, as required by Section 3.14 of the RAA
  2. Failure to maintain registration records as required by Section 3.4.2 of the RAA
  3. Failure to make registration records available upon request by ICANN, as required by Section 3.4.3 of the RAA.
  4. Failure to give ICANN written notice within 30 days of any change to Registrar’s contact information, as required by Section 5.11 of the RAA
  5. Failure to pay past due accreditation fees pursuant to Section 3.9 of the RAA

DNS:NET Internet Service GmbH must pay all past due accreditation fees in the amount of $1,314.52, update the data in RADAR to reflect the correct link to DNS:NET’s website and also provide the following documents and information:

  • A current certificate of insurance
  • Proof that registrar’s public contact details are on registrar’s website
  • Proof that registrar is providing a port 43 Whois service providing free public query-based access to up-to-date data
  • Payment records for a specific domain name (contact contractualcompliance@icann.org for details)
  • Form of Authorization (FOA) or AuthInfo Code documentation for six domain names (contact contractualcompliance@icann.org for details)
  • Records reflecting that Registered Name Holders entered into registration agreements concerning 16 domain names (contact contractualcompliance@icann.org for details).

After failure to timely cure the breaches and provide the information requested, ICANN may
commence the registrar termination process.

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About Konstantinos Zournas

Konstantinos studied Computer Engineering and Computer Science in London and lives in Athens, Greece. He loves domains and building websites. He is online since 1995, learned about html in 1996 and got into domains in 2002. He started the OnlineDomain.com blog in 2012.

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