ICANN sends notice of breach to registrar: USA Webhost, Inc.

As of 10 May 2013, 1 more ICANN accredited registrar is in breach of their Registrar Accreditation Agreement (RAA) with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN).

Registrar:
USA Webhost, Inc. (IANA #439)
5 Bragdon Lane
Kennebunk, Maine 04043
usacsp.com

ICANN requests that the registrar cure the breaches by 3 June 2013, 15 working days from the date of the letter ICANN send to the affected registrar.

These breaches result from:

  • USA Webhost, Inc.:
  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; and
  4. Failure to provide all required Whois data elements, as required by Section 3.3.1 of the RAA

USA Webhost, Inc. must provide proof that USA Webhost is maintaining required accounting records concerning its Registered Name Holders. Concerning payments received, a query or log listing the domain name, date, time, amount, and IP/customer ID for the most recent payment received for the domains (as previously referenced in the audit report) is sufficient to demonstrate compliance. ICANN requests that USA Webhost provide data for the list of domain names in ICANN’s audit email notice to USA Webhost dated 26 April 2013 or you can contact ICANN at complianceaudit@icann.org to obtain the list; and

Provide proof that USA Webhost is providing all required Whois data elements, including USA Webhost’s identity, for all active registered names sponsored by USA Webhost. For a list of the domain names for which ICANN found that USA Webhost was not providing Whois data regarding its identity, please refer to ICANN’s audit email notice to USA Webhost dated 26 April 2013 or you can contact ICANN at complianceaudit@icann.org to obtain the list.

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 works on domain names, websites and software development. Has been online since 1995 & domaining since 2002.

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