ICANN sends notice of breach to 2 registrars: Internet.bs and Novaltel

As of March 7th 2014, 2 ICANN accredited registrars (Internet.bs and Novaltel) are in breach of their Registrar Accreditation Agreement (RAA) with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN).

Please be advised that as of 7 March 2014, Internet.bs Corp. (“Internet.bs”) is in breach of its Registrar Accreditation Agreement (“RAA”) with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (“ICANN”) dated 8 October 2009 (“RAA”). These breaches result from:

  • Failure to take reasonable steps to investigate claimed Whois inaccuracies, as  required by Section 3.7.8 of the RAA;
  • Failure to maintain registration records as required by Section 3.4.2 of the RAA; and
  • Failure to make registration records available upon request by ICANN, as required by Section 3.4.3 of the RAA.
  • Failure to provide a link to, or display on Internet.bs’ website, the fees required by Section 4.1 of the Expired Registration Recovery Policy (“ERRP”); and
  • Failure to provide a description on Internet.bs’ website of methods used to deliver pre- and post-expiration notifications on registrar’s website, as required by Section 4.2 of the ERRP.

ICANN requests that Internet.bs cure the breaches by 28 March 2014, 15 working days from the date of this letter, by taking the following actions:

  • Provide records demonstrating that Internet.bs took reasonable steps to investigate and reasonable steps to correct the Whois inaccuracy claims concerning the domain <monsurvetement.com>. This includes copies of Internet.bs’ correspondence with the registrant while investigating the Whois inaccuracy claims (including dates and times and means of inquiries, telephone numbers, e-mail addresses, and postal addresses used) in accordance with Section 3.4 of the RAA;
  • Clearly display a link to renewal fees, post-expiration renewal fees (if different), and redemption/restore fees on Internet.bs’ website; and
  • Provide a description of methods used to deliver pre- and post-expiration notifications on Internet.bs’ website.

 

If Internet.bs fails to timely cure the breaches and provide the information requested by 28 March 2014, ICANN may commence the RAA termination process.

Beijing Tong Guan Xin Tian Technology Ltd (Novaltel) (“Novaltel”) is in breach of its Registrar Accreditation Agreement (“RAA”) with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (“ICANN”) dated 21 November 2011 (“RAA”). These breaches result from:

  • Novaltel’s failure to pay past due accreditation fees pursuant to Section 3.9 of the RAA.

Please refer to the attachment for details regarding these breaches. In addition, Novaltel has been deemed noncompliant in the following areas:

  • Failure to make weekly data escrow deposits, as required by Section 3.6 of the RAA.
  • Failure to provide an interactive web page and a port 43 Whois service for all active Registered Names sponsored by Novaltel, as required by Section 3.3.1 of the RAA.

ICANN requests that Novaltel cure the breaches by 28 March 2014, 15 working days from the date of this letter, by taking the following actions:

  • Pay all past due accreditation fees of $6,042.41
  • Deposit gTLD registration data on a weekly basis to Iron Mountain Intellectual Property Management, Inc. (“Iron Mountain”) and ensure the deposits meet the required specifications; and
  • Provide an interactive web page and a port 43 Whois service providing free public query-based access to up-to-date data concerning all active Registered Names sponsored by Novaltel for each Top Level Domain in which it is accredited.

If Novaltel fails to timely cure the breaches by 28 March 2014, ICANN may commence the RAA 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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