ICANN Terminates Registrar accreditation to Net4India

ICANN has announced that it has terminated the license given to Net4India as a domain name registrar.

The announcement  states


“LOS ANGELES – 26 February 2021 – Today, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) announced the termination of the Registrar Accreditation Agreement (RAA) with Net 4 India Limited as a result of its failure to cure multiple breaches of the RAA”


The detailed notification is available here.

ICANN has also indicated a domain name transition process as follows:

Domain Name Transition Process

To protect domain name registrants, ICANN will follow the De-Accredited Registrar Transition Procedure to commence the domain name transition process and will solicit bids for a qualified ICANN-accredited registrar to manage the domain names currently managed by Net 4 India.
ICANN reserves all of its rights under the RAA. Please note the rights and obligations required to continue in effect after the expiration of the RAA, including but not limited to:


3.4 : Retention of Registered Name Holder and Registration Data;

3.9 Accreditation Fees;

5.8: Resolution of Disputes Under this Agreement; and

5.9 Limitations on Monetary Remedies for Violations of this Agreement.

Net 4 India has current and past due accreditation fees for the total outstanding amount of
US$4,142.64. Please immediately submit payment to ICANN Accounting.

This does not include accrued fees for the period of 1 January 2021 through 14 October 2021 that become billable upon termination and once all transactions have been reported. Additionally, Net 4 India will be invoiced for the remainder of the yearly fees owed to ICANN and any variable fees corresponding to transactions reported through 13 March 2021.

All these fees are required to be paid to ICANN pursuant to Section 3.9 of the RAA.

If you have questions or require assistance, please contact Leticia Castillo at leticia.castillo@icann.org.

P.S: Ongoing requests are expected to be transferred in bulk to the transferee registrar if any.


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About Vijayashankar Na

Naavi is a veteran Cyber Law specialist in India and is presently working from Bangalore as an Information Assurance Consultant. Pioneered concepts such as ITA 2008 compliance, Naavi is also the founder of Cyber Law College, a virtual Cyber Law Education institution. He now has been focusing on the projects such as Secure Digital India and Cyber Insurance
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