ICANN puts four domain name registrars on notice for breaches.
Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has warned four domain name registrars that they are in breach of the terms of their accreditation agreement, and has given them 15 working days to cure the breaches.
Three of the registrars are in breach of the agreement for failure to escrow domain name whois information as required by section 3.6 of the Registrar Accreditation Agreement. Western United Domains, Inc., Mobiline USA d.b.a. DomainBonus.com, and DropNation.com were all given 15 working days to begin escrowing data or face termination.
Registrar Alantron BLTD was cited for failing to provide public access to whois information on its domain names. ICANN has notified Alantron twice within the past 30 days of the unavailability of its whois database.
Of the four registrars, only Alantron appears to have more than 1,000 domain names registered. According to RegistrarStats.com, Alantron has just over 30,000 gTLD domains registered.