Registrar with valuable domain names receives breach notice from ICANN.
Parava Networks, Inc. dba 10-Domains.com, has received a breach notice (pdf) from ICANN for some pretty serious issues:
1. Not paying its accreditation fees to ICANN
2. Not escrowing its whois information as required
3. Failure to take steps to correct inaccurate whois information
You may not have heard of Parava Networks, so why does this matter? For one thing, Marc Ostrofsky (famous for selling Business.com) keeps a lot of his domains there: MutualFunds.com, Bachelor.com, Consulting.com, etc.
I recall that iREIT may have kept some of its names there when it was formed, but I’m not sure if it has any with Parava now.
It appears that ICANN has a correct address for Parava, but the registrar has a tough time keeping its own whois information up-to-date. Parava.com’s whois record shows an address on Westheimer Road in Houston. Here’s what happened when KnujOn sent a letter to that address:
According to RegistrarStats, Parava has about 33,000 domain names under management. My guess is if they aren’t paying accreditation fees and escrowing whois data, the breaches won’t be cured in time.