21 Jul '14, 1pm

ICANN Finally nabs Domain Registry of America, termination likely coming

Domain Registry of America hits a wall. ICANN has finally managed to suspend a scourge of the domain name registration business, Brandon Gray Internet Services (dba NameJuice.com). You might not know the company by that name, but if you own domain names then you’ve likely received postal mailings from Domain Registry of America (DNOA). The deceptive notices trick people into thinking they need to renew their domain name by responding to the notice. Doing so results in a transfer of the domain name to Brandon Gray registrar…and the pricetag is hefty. The company has been doing this for over a decade. Register.com sued the company way back in 2002. Many people in the ICANN community have been begging ICANN to take action for years. So why now? For all its faults, you can credit the 2013 Registrar Accreditation Agreement for this one. The 2013 RAA placed stricter controls on ...

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