Three inactive registrars terminated for failure to pay accreditation fees.
ICANN has sent notices of termination to three domain name registrars for failure to pay past due accreditation fees.
Each of the three domain name registrars — Abansys & Hostytec, S.L, NameHouse, Inc., and Gee Whiz Domains, In.c — owe between $7,000 and $13,500 each. According to the termination notices sent to each registrar, ICANN sent numerous notices to the registrars notifying them that they were past due on payments. NameHouse has been receiving past due notices since 2008.
But these aren’t just deadbeat registrars — they’ve literally been dead for a while. ICANN records show that none of the three domain registrars currently have any domains registered to them. Perhaps it’s time for ICANN to do a little cleansing of its own. If any registrars currently have no domains registered, send them a letter and see if they wish to continue their accredited status. If they’re more than 6 months behind on payments, send them a notice of breach. It’s time to cull the list, which will make it easier for ICANN to focus on compliance.