ICANN sent a notice of termination of registrar accreditation agreement for the registrar Asadal, Inc. from South Korea on the 30th of January 2014. The registrar holds about 20000 domain names.
As of 30 January 2014, Asadal, Inc.’s Registrar Accreditation Agreement (“RAA”) with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (“ICANN”) dated 20 January 2009 (“RAA”) is terminated pursuant to Section 5.3.4 of the RAA. The termination shall become effective 1 March 2014, 30 days from the date of this notice.
The termination is due to Asadal’s failure to timely cure the breaches by 20 January 2014 as set forth in ICANN’s notice of breach of RAA dated 22 November 2013. As of 30 January 2014, the following breaches remain:
1. Failure to maintain records relating to Asadal’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.
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 Asadal.
ICANN will follow the De-Accredited Registrar Transition Procedure (“Procedure”).
Consistent with the Procedure, please designate a bulk transfer recipient by 6 February 2014 and inform ICANN’s Registrar Liaison Team at RegTransition@icann.org.
ICANN reserves all its rights under the RAA. Please note the rights and obligations required to have effect after the expiration of the RAA, including but not limited to Sections 3.4 Retention of Registered Name Holder and Registration Data, 3.9 Accreditation Fees, 5.6 Resolution of Disputes Under this Agreement and 5.7 limitations on Monetary Remedies for Violations of this Agreement.