19 Mar '14, 2pm

Registrar suspends all domain names transferred from terminated registrar

EnCirca finds that domains were used for nefarious purposes. ICANN terminated the accreditation of domain name registrar ABSYSTEMS INC (dba yournamemonkey.com) in December for multiple contract breaches. ICANN transferred the domain names to another registrar as ICANN does in cases of a de-accreditation. In this case, EnCirca was the (not so) lucky registrar . EnCirca got more than it bargained for. ICANN informed EnCirca that ABSYSTEMS had approximately 700-800 names, but some of the names had already been transferred away. It estimated that 30% of the names were registered to individuals and companies in the United States, and 70% of the names were registered through a privacy service in the Philippines. ICANN also said the latest escrow deposit information seemed to be okay. When EnCirca received the data, even the US contacts looked suspicious, EnCirca President Thomas...

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