ICANN Orders Bulk Transfer of Domains from Registrar IPXcess.com to Above.com

ICANN has authorized the bulk transfer of gTLD domain names from IPXcess.com Sdn Bhd to Above.com Pty Ltd. due to the non-renewal of IPXcess.com Sdn Bhd’s Registrar Accreditation Agreement (RAA).

The affected gTLD registries have processed the bulk transfers. Former registrant-customers of IPXcess.com Sdn Bhd should receive notices from Above.com Pty Ltd. advising of the transfer. Customer questions about the transfer should be directed to Above.com Pty Ltd. (for contact details see http://www.internic.net/registrars/registrar-940.html or visit the website directly at http://www.above.com/). Additional information about these bulk transfers is provided below.

FAQs

Q. Why were these transfers authorized by ICANN?

A. The RAA of IPXcess.com Sdn Bhd was not renewed. IPXcess.com Sdn Bhd’s RAA terminated on 9 July 2014.

As a result, IPXcess.com Sdn Bhd is no longer permitted to register or manage gTLD registrations. ICANN authorized bulk transfers pursuant to the Inter-Registrar Transfer Policy to ensure that the registrant-customers of this registrar would not be harmed by their registrar’s discontinued ability to manage the registrations.

Q. How was the gaining registrar selected?

A. ICANN followed its De-Accredited Registrar Transition Procedure (see http://www.icann.org/en/resources/registrars/drt/dartp-11jul13-en.pdf [PDF, 129 KB]) to identify a gaining registrar for the gTLD names formerly managed by the de-accredited registrar. Through this process, Above.com Pty Ltd. was identified.

Q. Will Above.com Pty Ltd. attempt to contact the affected registrants? What should customers of this de-accredited registrar do now?

A. Former customers of IPXcess.com Sdn Bhd should receive a notice of the transfer and instructions for continued management of their names from Above.com Pty Ltd. Affected customers who do not receive notices from Above.com Pty Ltd. should contact Above.com Pty Ltd. by using the contact information provided at http://www.internic.net/registrars/registrar-940.html.

Q. Do registrants have to pay a fee for the bulk transfer?

A. No, there is no cost to registrants for the bulk transfer. Unlike a normal inter-registrar transfer, the registration terms will not be extended by a year. Accordingly, it is important to contact Above.com Pty Ltd. if your registration will expire soon in order to maintain your registration.

Q. What if affected registrants want to select a different registrar?

A. Registrants will continue to be able to transfer their registrations to other registrars under the Inter-Registrar Transfer Policy (see http://www.icann.org/en/transfers/). Note that Above.com Pty Ltd. may deny transfers for the first 60 days following the bulk transfer, at its discretion. This 60-day period is permissible under the Inter-Registrar Transfer Policy and is intended to help protect registrants. The registrant may need to renew names that will expire during the first 60 days following the transfer to Above.com Pty Ltd. by using the details provided above.

Q. How will IPXcess.com Sdn Bhd customers know if a message purportedly from Above.com Pty Ltd. is legitimate?

A. The message from Above.com Pty Ltd. should direct you to its website or refer you to other contact information provided above. For general advice about avoiding phishing email messages, you may also wish to refer to the materials prepared by the Anti-Phishing Working Group (see http://www.antiphishing.org/resources/overview/avoid-phishing-scams).

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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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