As the result of the recent de-accreditation of registrar Red Register, Inc. (IANA ID 962), ICANN is seeking expressions of interest from ICANN-accredited registrars that might wish to assume sponsorship of the gTLD names that were previously managed by this registrar. This request for expressions of interest is made pursuant to the De-Accredited Registrar Transition Procedure posted at http://www.icann.org/processes/registrars/de-accredited-registrar-transition-procedure-01oct08.pdf [PDF, 119K].
The de-accredited registrar managed approximately 9,000 to 10,000 registrations in com, info and net. ICANN has secured all available Whois data for the current registrations.
ICANN-accredited registrars who wish to be considered as potential recipients of the bulk transfer should be in good standing with regard to all ICANN-obligations and submit an Expression of Interest, using the form available at http://www.icann.org/en/processes/registrars/eoi-bulk-transfer-red-register-16sep09-en.doc [DOC, 37K], by no later than 23:00 UTC on Wednesday, 23 September 2009.
ICANN reserves the right to entertain any or none of the statements of interest submitted in response to this request and to select or approve a bulk-transfer recipient outside this process.