|Terminated Registrar||Gaining Registrar||Termination Date|
|Ground Internet, Inc. (GURID: 936)||Sibername Internet and Software Technologies Inc. (GURID: 938)||22 September 2017|
Q. Why were these transfers authorized by ICANN?
A. ICANN may approve bulk transfers in the following scenarios:
- Termination of registrar agreement
- Acquisition of registrar or its assets by another registrar
Q. How was the gaining registrar selected?
A. ICANN followed its De-Accredited Registrar Transition Procedure (see http://www.icann.org/en/resources/registrars/drt/dartp-11jul13-en.pdf [PDF, 129 KB]) to identify a gaining registrar for the gTLD names formerly managed by the de-accredited registrar.
Q. What should customers of this de-accredited registrar do now?
A. Former customers of this registrar should receive a notice of the transfer and instructions for continued management of their names from the gaining registrar. Affected customers who do not receive notices should contact the gaining registrar by using the contact information provided at https://www.internic.net/alpha.html. If you do not receive a response, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 the gaining registrar if your registration will expire soon in order to maintain your registration.
Q. What if affected registrants want to select 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 the gaining registrar 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 may need to renew names that will expire during the first 60 days following the transfer to the gaining registrar.