Registrar will take over management of domain names from de-accredited domain registrar.
Domain Name Wire has learned that Tucows (AMEX: TCX) will be taking over the management of domain names previously registered at Parava Networks, also known as 10-domains.com. The official announcement is forthcoming from ICANN. Tucows CEO Elliot Noss declined to comment for this story.
Parava was de-accredited in April 2009 for a number of infractions, including failure to pay ICANN fees and not escrowing whois data.
A source tells Domain Name Wire that a Tucows support representative said the domains will be managed through Tucows’ direct-to-consumer brand Hover.com. This should give Hover a shot in the arm as it gets off the ground.
However, Parava customers should not contact Tucows yet as the company does not have control of the domains. The bulk transfer of domains to Tucows may happen as early as Wednesday. To see when domains have been moved, check the whois record for the domains to see that the registrar has been updated. It may take several hours after this happens for Tucows to be able to actively manage the domains.
A number of valuable domain names are registered at Parava. Parava is the registrar for over 30,000 domain names.
(Hat Tip to DNInvestigation.)