Workshop: What Happens When a Registrar Ceases Business Operation

13 Feb 2008 - 13:30
13 Feb 2008 - 15:00


Tim Cole , Chief Registrar Liaison
Mike Zupke, Registrar Liaison Manager

Durbar Hall

What it is | As the registration marketplace matures, business failures and changes to business models are inevitable and will result in the termination of accredited registrar businesses. When a registrar's Registrar Accreditation Agreement (RAA) is terminated, ICANN must attempt to assure that the registrar's names are transferred to a competent gaining registrar. Most terminations to date have resulted in a voluntary transfer of registrations, but procedures must be developed for cases when the terminated registrar is unable or unwilling to identify a satisfactory gaining registrar or refuses to cooperate.

Why it's Important | Growth in the market and the number of registrars increase the likelihood of registrar failure. ICANN has explored potential procedures for use in facilitating transition of registrations from a terminated registrar to a qualified gaining registrar. This participatory workshop will provide background regarding registrar continuity, share alternative ossible procedures, and solicit public feedback from stakeholders.

Who Should Attend? | Registrants, gTLD registrars and registries, and users of the Internet at-large.