Dattatec late on fees, slow to respond to whois inaccuracy claims.
ICANN has sent a breach notice to a relatively large domain name registrar based in Argentina.
ICANN claims (pdf) that Dattatec.com, SRL is in breach of a number of provisions of the registrar accreditation agreement.
According to the breach notice, Dattatec is not taking reasonable steps to investigate whois inaccuracy complaints, isn’t properly maintaining registration records, and isn’t making those records available to ICANN. The registrar is also late on accreditation fees and has not displayed a link to ICANN’s Registrant Rights and Responsibilities web page on its web site.
The letter requests that the company provide records of how it investigated certain whois inaccuracy complaints, add the rights and responsibilities link to its web site, and pay $5,673.06 in past due accreditation fees.
Dattatec claims on its web site that it has 79% market share for web hosting in Argentina. As of the end of January, Dattatec had 76,764 .com domain name registrations.
Separately, yesterday ICANN also sent a breach notice to domain registrar DomainSnap for past due accreditation fees of $7,499.38. DomainSnap does not appear to offer registrations to the public, nor does it have any active .com registrations.