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ICANN terminates three domain registrars

In a move to keep internet free of companies who neglect responsibilities, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers has cut off Hosting365, OOO, and R.B. Data Net LTD for failing to pay their accreditation fees. Hosting365 owes ICANN $28,089.20, OOO owes $7,914.56 while R.B. Data Net has to cover $34,952.84 in outstanding debt.

ICANN approves internationalized domain names

Domain names with non-Latin characters from start to finish will be available soon. The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has approved the new Internationalized Domain Name Fast Track Process. Generic top-level domains will eventually be expanded to include almost any word. The Fast Track Process will begin on November 16.

Mouzz Interactive domain registrar accreditation at risk

ICANN has warned Mouzz Interactive to pay its overdue domain registrar accreditation fees or lose its license. Mouzz Interactive owes $21, 175.01 in accreditation fees to ICANN and the organization placed October 20 as the last due date. Should the company not meet the deadline, it will be unable to renew its Registrar Accreditation Agreement. […]

This week in hosting

A successful “phishing” trip dominated this week’s headlines with an upcoming hosting industry event and the cleaning up of a mess involving domain names coming a close second and third. Here is an overview of this week in the hosting and web service industries.

ICANN orders bulk domain transfer, fines Red Register

ICANN has ordered Red Register to transfer its domain names to DirectNIC after the company violated several conditions of an agreement called the Registrar Accreditation Agreement. Red Register also must pay a fine in the amount of $15,600 to ICANN for neglecting to pay accreditation fees.

Domain expiration survey

An ICANN working group, called “The Post-Expiration Domain Name Recovery Working Group”, has requested clarification from the organization about domain expiration policies. The questions that the group are asking includes whether there is enough notice that domain registrants receive and whether domain transfer should occur during the Redemption Grace period.

.PRO domains – five times as popular

The number of registrations of a .PRO domain extension has increased more than five times during the past couple of months when the eligibility restrictions became more flexible. Designed for professionals, the process of acquiring such a domain required lengthy examination of credentials before ICANN approved RegistryPro’s wishes to expand the domain’s availability.

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