Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers

Bulk Transfer of Domain Names from Lead Networks Domains to Answerable.com

24 August 2010

ICANN has authorized the bulk transfer of Lead Networks Domains Pvt. Ltd.’s gTLD domain names to Answerable.com (I) Pvt. Ltd., in response to a request from Lead Networks to designate Answerable.com as the gaining registrar for this bulk transfer effective upon the termination of Lead Network’s RAA, and in accordance with ICANN’s Inter-Registrar Transfer Policy and Procedures.

The affected gTLD registries have taken steps to effect the bulk transfer. Former registrant-customers of Lead Networks should soon receive notices from Answerable.com of the transfer. Customer questions about the transfer should be directed to Answerable.com, using the contact details provided below. Additional information about this bulk transfer of domain names of Lead Networks is also provided below.

FAQs

Q. Why was this transfer authorized by ICANN?

A. At the request of the receiver appointed by the United States District Court for the Central District of California in the action titled Verizon California Inc., et al v. Lead Networks Domains Private Limited et al, ICANN has agreed to terminate the Lead Networks accreditation effective 19 August 2010. Lead Networks will no longer be permitted to register or manage gTLD registrations once the termination becomes effective. In order to promote the community interest, ICANN has authorized this bulk transfer to Answerable.com.

Q. How was the gaining registrar selected?

A. Under Part B of ICANN’s Inter-Registrar Transfer Policy (see http://www.icann.org/en/transfers/policy-en.htm), and Section 3 of ICANN’s De-Accredited Registrar Transition Procedure (see http://www.icann.org/en/processes/registrars/de-accredited-registrar-transition-procedure-01oct08.pdf [PDF, 119 KB]), ICANN is authorized to approve a de-accredited registrar’s request to designate a “gaining registrar” to receive a bulk transfer of its gTLD names if ICANN determines it is in the community interest to do so. Lead Networks requested ICANN to authorize this bulk transfer to Answerable.com. After weighing all the considerations under the Inter-Registrar Transfer Policy and De-Accredited Registrar Transition Procedure, ICANN approved this bulk transfer.

Q. Will Answerable.com attempt to contact the affected registrants? What should current/former Lead Networks customers do?

A. Former customers of Lead Networks should receive a notice of the transfer and instructions for continued management of their names from Answerable.com. Affected customers who do not receive notices from Answerable.com should check the web page prepared by Answerable.com for this bulk transfer at http://leadnetworks.answerable.com/ or contact Answerable.com directly at:

Telephone:
(USA): +1 (310) 483 7168
(UK): +44 (20) 7183 2153
(India): +91 (22) 3079 7577

Fax:
(USA) +1 (320) 210 5146
Fax (UK): +44 (20) 7183 2154
Fax (India) +91 (22) 3079 7508

Email: http://answerable.com/content.php?action=mypages&page=support-center.html

Web: www.answerable.com

Q. Do registrants have to pay a fee for the bulk transfer?

A. No, there is no cost to registrants for the bulk transfer. Unlike a normal inter-registrar transfer, the registration terms will not be extended by a year. Accordingly, it is important to contact Answerable.com if your registration will expire soon in order to maintain your registration.

Q. Why do former Lead Networks customers need to contact Answerable.com?

A. Lead Networks did not forward billing information to Answerable.com. Accordingly, all registrants must provide updated billing information or transfer their names to other registrars.

Q. What if former Lead Networks customers want to use a different registrar?

A. Registrants will continue to be able to transfer their registrations to other registrars under the Inter-Registrar Transfer Policy (see http://www.icann.org/en/transfers/). Note that Answerable.com may deny transfers for the first 60 days following the bulk transfer, at its discretion. This 60-day period is permissible under the Inter-Registrar Transfer Policy, and is intended to help protect registrants. The registrant should renew names that will expire during the first 60 days following the transfer to Answerable.com by contacting Answerable.com at:

Telephone:
(USA): +1 (310) 483 7168
(UK): +44 (20) 7183 2153
(India): +91 (22) 3079 7577

Fax:
(USA) +1 (320) 210 5146
Fax (UK): +44 (20) 7183 2154
Fax (India) +91 (22) 3079 7508

Email: http://answerable.com/content.php?action=mypages&page=support-center.html

Web: www.answerable.com

Q. How will Lead Networks customers know if a message purportedly from Answerable.com is legitimate?

A. The message from Answerable.com should direct you to their website hosted at www. or refer you to other contact information provided above. If you believe a message purportedly from Answerable.com is not legitimate, you should navigate to their web page directly, at http://www.answerable.com/. For general advice about avoiding phishing email messages, you may also wish to refer to the materials prepared by the Anti-Phishing Working Group (see http://www.antiphishing.org/consumer_recs.html).

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