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Request For Information: ICANN Seeks Expressions of Interest from Registrars to Receive Bulk Transfer of Names from De-Accredited Registrar EstDomains

October 29th 2008 in Uncategorized

Announcement here:
http://www.icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-2-28oct08-en.htm

As the result of the de-accreditation of EstDomains, Inc. (IANA ID 832), ICANN is seeking Statements of Interest from ICANN-accredited registrars that are interested in assuming sponsorship of the gTLD names that had been managed by EstDomains.

EstDomains managed approximately 280,000 gTLD registrations, including registrations in the biz, com, info, mobi, net, and org registries, including approximately 7 second-level internationalized domain names. EstDomains, Inc. is organized in Delaware, United States

Registration data held in escrow is believed to be complete and in a proper format as described in the Registrar Data Escrow Specifications posted at http://www.icann.org/en/rde/rde-specs-09nov07.pdf [PDF, 33K].

It will be interesting to see who takes on this particular can of worms…


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“Request For Information: ICANN Seeks Expressions of Interest from Registrars to Receive Bulk Transfer of Names from De-Accredited Registrar EstDomains”

Conrad Longmore

Good riddance too. I can’t imagine any sane registrar who would want to take THAT lot on though..


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