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Registry Agreement Termination Information Page

Please note that the English language version of all translated content and documents are the official versions and that translations in other languages are for informational purposes only.

In accordance with ICANN's commitment to be open and transparent, this webpage provides current information related to Registry Agreement terminations. For a list of terminated Registry Agreements, please visit the Terminated Registry Agreements page.

Termination Process

Under the New gTLD Registry Agreement, either party may terminate pursuant to certain requirements in the Registry Agreement, including but not limited to the following:

  • Section 4.3 and its subsections – Termination by ICANN
  • Section 4.4 and its subsections – Termination by Registry Operator

Pursuant to the above sections, in the event of termination by either party and after consultation with Registry Operator, ICANN shall determine ("Preliminary Determination") whether or not to transition operation of the Registry to a successor registry operator in its sole discretion and in conformance with the Registry Transition Process.

For the avoidance of doubt, ICANN's Preliminary Determination shall not prohibit ICANN from delegating the gTLD pursuant to a future application process for the delegation of top-level-domains, subject to any processes and objection procedures instituted by ICANN in connection with such application process intended to protect the rights of third parties.

Notifications, ICANN Determinations, and Reports related to Registry Agreement Terminations will be published on this webpage. Interested parties may review and provide input regarding ICANN's Preliminary Determination by emailing comments to ra-termination-comments@icann.org. The deadline to provide input for a given Preliminary Determination is provided in the "Notices of Termination and Status of gTLD" table below. Comments may be viewed at http://mm.icann.org/pipermail/ra-termination-comments/.

Notices of Termination and Status of gTLD

View status descriptions of Terminations

Date of Termination Notice gTLD (Registry Operator) Type of Termination Status Comments on Preliminary Determination Documents
6 July 2017 .htc (HTC Corporation) Termination by Registry Operator Section 4.4(b) Final Determination Open Date: 28 July 2017
End Date: 27 August 2017

Termination Notice by HTC Corporation [PDF, 40 KB] (8 May 2017)

Preliminary Determination by ICANN to Not Transition Operations of the gTLD [PDF, 82 KB] (28 July 2017)

Final Determination by ICANN to Not Transition Operation of the gTLD [PDF, 81 KB] (12 September 2017)

9 May 2017 .pamperedchef (The Pampered Chef, Ltd.) Termination by Registry Operator Section 4.4(b) Final Determination Open Date: 5 July 2017
End Date: 4 August 2017

Termination Notice by Pampered Chef, Ltd. [PDF, 55 KB] (4 May 2017)

Preliminary Determination by ICANN to Not Transition Operation of the gTLD [PDF, 82 KB] (5 July 2017)

Final Determination by ICANN to Not Transition Operation of the gTLD [PDF, 84 KB] (17 August 2017)

9 May 2017 .mcd (McDonald's Corporation) Termination by Registry Operator Section 4.4(b) Final Determination Open Date: 5 July 2017
End Date: 4 August 2017

Termination Notice by McDonald's Corporation [PDF, 58 KB] (2 May 2017)

Preliminary Determination by ICANN to Not Transition Operation of the gTLD [PDF, 82 KB] (5 July 2017)

Final Determination by ICANN to Not Transition Operation of the gTLD [PDF, 135 KB] (17 August 2017)

9 May 2017 .mcdonalds (McDonald's Corporation) Termination by Registry Operator Section 4.4(b) Final Determination Open Date: 5 July 2017
End Date: 4 August 2017

Termination Notice by McDonald's Corporation [PDF, 58 KB] (2 May 2017)

Preliminary Determination by ICANN to Not Transition Operation of the gTLD [PDF, 82 KB] (5 July 2017)

Final Determination by ICANN to Not Transition Operation of the gTLD [PDF, 84 KB] (17 August 2017)

8 May 2017 .montblanc (Richemont DNS Inc.) Termination by Registry Operator Section 4.4(b) Final Determination Open Date: 16 May 2017
End Date: 15 June 2017

Termination Notice by Richemont DNS Inc. [PDF, 1.53 MB] (8 May 2017)

Preliminary Determination by ICANN to Not Transition Operation of the gTLD [PDF, 160 KB] (16 May 2017)

Final Determination by ICANN to Not Transition Operation of the gTLD [PDF, 59.7 KB] (22 June 2017)

14 Apr 2017 .chloe (Richemont DNS Inc.) Termination by Registry Operator Section 4.4(b)

TLD Delegation Revoked

Registry Agreement Terminated

Open Date: 16 May 2017
End Date: 15 June 2017

Termination Notice by Richemont DNS Inc. [PDF, 33 KB] (12 April 2017)

Preliminary Determination by ICANN to Not Transition Operation of the gTLD [PDF, 160 KB] (16 May 2017)

Final Determination by ICANN to Not Transition Operation of the gTLD [PDF, 80.8 KB] (22 June 2017)

IANA Revocation Report (29 September 2017)

Notice of Registry Termination [PDF, 119 KB] (11 October 2017)

12 April 2017 .boots (The Boots Company PLC) Termination by Registry Operator Section 4.4(b) Withdrawn Open Date: 19 June 2017
End Date: 19 July 2017

Termination Notice by The Boots Company PLC [PDF, 1.95 MB] (12 April 2017)

Preliminary Determination by ICANN to Not Transition Operation of the gTLD [PDF, 159 KB] (19 June 2017)

2 Jan 2017 .orientexpress (Orient Express) Termination by Registry Operator Section 4.4(b)

TLD Delegation Revoked

Registry Agreement Terminated

Open Date: 9 Feb. 2017
End Date: 11 Mar. 2017

Termination Notice by Orient Express [PDF, 347 KB] (2 January 2017)

Preliminary Determination by ICANN to Not Transition Operation of the gTLD [PDF, 160 KB] (9 February 2017)

Final Determination by ICANN to Not Transition Operation of the gTLD [PDF, 132 KB] (17 March 2017)

IANA Revocation Report (11 April 2017)

Notice of Registry Termination [PDF 106 KB] (30 June 2017)

17 Nov 2016 .mtpc (Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Corporation) Termination by Registry Operator Section 4.4(b)

TLD Delegation Revoked

Registry Agreement Terminated

Open Date: 9 Feb. 2017
End Date: 11 Mar. 2017

Termination Notice by Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Corporation [PDF, 611 KB] (17 November 2016)

Preliminary Determination by ICANN to Not Transition Operation of the gTLD [PDF, 160 KB] (9 February 2017)

Final Determination by ICANN to Not Transition Operation of the gTLD [PDF, 115 KB] (17 March 2017)

IANA Revocation Report (12 May 2017)

Notice of Registry Termination [PDF 106 KB] (16 May 2017)

23 Aug 2016 .theguardian (Guardian News And Media Limited) Termination by ICANN Section 4.3(b) Registry Agreement Terminated Open Date: 8 Dec. 2016
End Date: 9 Jan. 2017

Termination Notice by ICANN [PDF, 140 KB] (21 Oct 2016)

Preliminary Determination by ICANN to Not Transition Operation of the gTLD [PDF, 142 KB] (8 December 2016)

Final Determination by ICANN to Not Transition Operation of the gTLD [PDF, 139 KB] (27 January 2017)

Notice of Registry Termination [PDF, 106 KB] (17 Feb 2017)

9 Aug 2016 .dwg (Autodesk, Inc.) Termination by Registry Operator Section 4.4(b) Registry Agreement Terminated Open Date: 19 Dec. 2016
End Date: 19 Jan. 2016

Termination Notice by Autodesk, Inc. [PDF, 665 KB] (9 August 2016)

Preliminary Determination by ICANN to Not Transition Operation of the gTLD [PDF, 164 KB] (19 December 2016)

Final Determination by ICANN to Not Transition Operation of the gTLD [PDF, 116 KB] (27 January 2017)

Notice of Registry Agreement Termination [PDF, 106 KB] (3 February 2017)

25 July 2016 xn--4gq48lf9j
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
Termination by Registry Operator Section 4.4(b) Registry Agreement Terminated Open Date: 19 Nov. 2016
End Date: 19 Dec. 2016

Termination Notice by Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. [PDF, 55 KB] (18 October 2016)

Preliminary Determination by ICANN to Not Transition Operation of the gTLD [PDF, 427 KB] (19 November 2016)

Final Determination by ICANN to Not Transition Operation of the gTLD [PDF, 140 KB] (10 January 2017)

Notice of Registry Agreement Termination [PDF, 106 KB] (20 January 2017)

5 July 2016 .iinet
(Connect West Pty)
Termination by Registry Operator Section 4.4(b)

TLD Delegation Revoked

Registry Agreement Terminated

Open Date: 16 Nov. 2016
End Date: 17 Dec. 2016

Termination Notice by Connect West Pty [PDF, 1.3 MB] (30 June 2016)

Preliminary Determination by ICANN to Not Transition Operation of the gTLD [PDF, 153 KB] (16 November 2016)

Final Determination by ICANN to Not Transition Operation of the gTLD [PDF, 115 KB] (19 December 2016)

IANA Revocation Report (19 December 2016)

Notice of Registry Agreement Termination [PDF, 107 KB] (23 December 2016)

24 June 2016 .mutuelle (Fédération Nationale de la Mutualité Française) Termination by Registry Operator Section 4.4(b)

TLD Delegation Revoked

Registry Agreement Terminated

Open Date: 4 Nov. 2016
End Date: 5 Dec. 2016

Termination Notice by Fédération Nationale de la Mutualité Française [PDF, 1.9 MB] (21 June 2016)

Preliminary Determination by ICANN to Not Transition Operation of the gTLD [PDF, 155 KB] (4 November 2016)

Final Determination by ICANN to Not Transition Operation of the gTLD [PDF, 115 KB] (16 December 2016)

IANA Revocation Report (15 December 2016)

Notice of Registry Agreement Termination [PDF, 105 KB] (21 December 2016)

4 May 2016 .naspers
(Intelprop (Proprietary) Limited)
Termination by ICANN Section 4.3(b) Registry Agreement Terminated Open Date: 5 May 2016
Close Date: 4 June 2016

Termination Notice by ICANN [PDF, 336 KB] (4 May 2016)

Preliminary Determination by ICANN to Not Transition Operation of the gTLD [PDF, 338 KB] (5 May 2016)

Final Determination by ICANN to Not Transition Operation of the gTLD [PDF, 270 KB] (14 July 2016)

Notice of Registry Agreement Termination [PDF, 152 KB] (29 July 2016)

4 May 2016 .payu
(MIH PayU B.V.)
Termination by ICANN Section 4.3(b) Registry Agreement Terminated Open Date: 5 May 2016
Close Date: 4 June 2016

Termination Notice by ICANN (4 May 2016)

Preliminary Determination by ICANN to Not Transition Operation of the gTLD [PDF, 338 KB] (5 May 2016)

Final Determination by ICANN to Not Transition Operation of the gTLD [PDF, 271 KB] (14 July 2016)

Notice of Registry Agreement Termination [PDF, 153 KB] (29 July 2016)

4 May 2016 .supersport
(SuperSport International Holdings Proprietary Limited)
Termination by ICANN Section 4.3(b) Registry Agreement Terminated Open Date: 5 May 2016
Close Date: 4 June 2016

Termination Notice by ICANN [PDF, 336 KB] (4 May 2016)

Preliminary Determination by ICANN to Not Transition Operation of the gTLD [PDF, 338 KB] (5 May 2016)

Final Determination by ICANN to Not Transition Operation of the gTLD [PDF, 270 KB] (14 July 2016)

Notice of Registry Agreement Termination [PDF, 153 KB] (29 July 2016)

4 May 2016 .mzansimagic
(Electronic Media Network (Pty) Ltd)
Termination by ICANN Section 4.3(b) Registry Agreement Terminated Open Date: 5 May 2016
Close Date: 4 June 2016

Termination Notice by ICANN [PDF, 336 KB] (4 May 2016)

Preliminary Determination by ICANN to Not Transition Operation of the gTLD [PDF, 338 KB] (5 May 2016)

Final Determination by ICANN to Not Transition Operation of the gTLD [PDF, 270 KB] (14 July 2016)

Notice of Registry Agreement Termination [PDF, 152 KB] (29 July 2016)

4 May 2016 .mnet
(Electronic Media Network (Pty) Ltd)
Termination by ICANN Section 4.3(b) Registry Agreement Terminated Open Date: 5 May 2016
Close Date: 4 June 2016

Termination Notice by ICANN [PDF, 336 KB] (4 May 2016)

Preliminary Determination by ICANN to Not Transition Operation of the gTLD [PDF, 338 KB] (5 May 2016)

Final Determination by ICANN to Not Transition Operation of the gTLD [PDF, 270 KB] (14 July 2016)

Notice of Registry Agreement Termination [PDF, 152 KB] (29 July 2016)

4 May 2016 .kyknet
(Electronic Media Network (Pty) Ltd)
Termination by ICANN Section 4.3(b) Registry Agreement Terminated Open Date: 5 May 2016
Close Date: 4 June 2016

Termination Notice by ICANN [PDF, 336 KB] (4 May 2016)

Preliminary Determination by ICANN to Not Transition Operation of the gTLD [PDF, 338 KB] (5 May 2016)

Final Determination by ICANN to Not Transition Operation of the gTLD [PDF, 270 KB] (14 July 2016)

Notice of Registry Agreement Termination [PDF, 152 KB] (29 July 2016)

4 May 2016 .africamagic
(Electronic Media Network (Pty) Ltd)
Termination by ICANN Section 4.3(b) Registry Agreement Terminated Open Date: 5 May 2016
Close Date: 4 June 2016

Termination Notice by ICANN [PDF, 336 KB] (4 May 2016)

Preliminary Determination by ICANN to Not Transition Operation of the gTLD [PDF, 338 KB] (5 May 2016)

Final Determination by ICANN to Not Transition Operation of the gTLD [PDF, 270 KB] (14 July 2016)

Notice of Registry Agreement Termination [PDF, 152 KB] (29 July 2016)

4 May 2016 .multichoice
(MultiChoice (Proprietary) Limited)
Termination by ICANN Section 4.3(b) Registry Agreement Terminated Open Date: 5 May 2016
Close Date: 4 June 2016

Termination Notice by ICANN [PDF, 336 KB] (4 May 2016)

Preliminary Determination by ICANN to Not Transition Operation of the gTLD [PDF, 338 KB] (5 May 2016)

Final Determination by ICANN to Not Transition Operation of the gTLD [PDF, 270 KB] (14 July 2016)

Notice of Registry Agreement Termination [PDF, 152 KB] (29 July 2016)

4 May 2016 .dstv
(MultiChoice (Proprietary) Limited)
Termination by ICANN Section 4.3(b) Registry Agreement Terminated Open Date: 5 May 2016
Close Date: 4 June 2016

Termination Notice by ICANN [PDF, 336 KB] (4 May 2016)

Preliminary Determination by ICANN to Not Transition Operation of the gTLD [PDF, 338 KB] (5 May 2016)

Final Determination by ICANN to Not Transition Operation of the gTLD [PDF, 270 KB] (14 July 2016)

Notice of Registry Agreement Termination [PDF, 152 KB] (29 July 2016)

4 May 2016 .gotv
(MultiChoice (Proprietary) Limited)
Termination by ICANN Section 4.3(b) Registry Agreement Terminated Open Date: 5 May 2016
Close Date: 4 June 2016

Termination Notice by ICANN [PDF, 336 KB] (4 May 2016)

Preliminary Determination by ICANN to Not Transition Operation of the gTLD [PDF, 338 KB] (5 May 2016)

Final Determination by ICANN to Not Transition Operation of the gTLD [PDF, 265 KB] (14 July 2016)

Notice of Registry Agreement Termination [PDF, 152 KB] (29 July 2016)

21 Apr 2016 .EMERSON (Emerson Electric Co.) Termination by Registry Operator Section 4.4(b) Registry Agreement Terminated

Open Date: 9 September 2016
Close Date: 8 October 2016

Termination Notice by Emerson Electronic Co. [PDF, 24 KB] (21 Apr 2016)

Preliminary Determination by ICANN to Not Transition Operation of the gTLD [PDF, 378 KB] (12 September 2016)

Final Determination by ICANN to Not Transition Operation of the gTLD [PDF, 130 KB] (16 December 2016)

Notice of Registry Agreement Termination by ICANN [PDF, 105 KB] (18 October 2016)

12 Feb 2016 .FLSMIDTH (FLSmidth A/S) Termination by Registry Operator Section 4.4(b)

TLD Delegation Revoked

Registry Agreement Terminated

Open Date: 12 May 2016
Close Date: 11 June 2016

Termination Notice by FLSmidth A/S [PDF, 36 KB] (12 Feb. 2016)

Preliminary Determination by ICANN to Not Transition Operation of the gTLD [PDF, 439 KB] (12 May 2016)

Final Determination by ICANN to Not Transition Operation of the gTLD (7 July 2016)

IANA Revocation Report (22 July 2016)

Notice of Registry Agreement Termination (10 August 2016)

3 Sept 2015 .DOOSAN (Doosan Corporation) Termination by Registry Operator (RA 4.4)

TLD Delegation Revoked

Registry Agreement Terminated

View Comments

Open Date: 9 October 2015
Close Date: 9 November 2015

Termination Notice by Doosan Corporation [PDF, 36 KB] (3 Sept. 2015)

Preliminary Determination by ICANN to Not Transition Operation of the gTLD [PDF, 415 KB] (9 Oct. 2015)

Final Determination by ICANN to Not Transition Operation of the gTLD [PDF, 321 KB] (30 Nov. 2015)

IANA Revocation Report (2 Feb. 2016)

Notice of Registry Agreement Termination [PDF, 319 KB] (1 March 2016)

Termination Statuses (by order of potential occurrence)

Preliminary Determination

ICANN is assessing the impact of the termination and will release a Preliminary Determination on whether or not to transition operation of the gTLD to a successor registry operator.

Open for Comment

ICANN is seeking input from interested parties regarding its Preliminary Determination.

Comments Under Review

The time to provide input regarding ICANN's Preliminary Determination is closed and any submitted comments are under review.

Implementation of Final Determination

After considering comments regarding ICANN's Preliminary Determination, a Final Determination has been made and is being implemented. Possible Final Determinations include the following:

  • Transition to Successor: the Registry Agreement will be terminated and operation of the gTLD will be transitioned to a successor registry operator.
  • Revocation of gTLD Delegation: Registry Agreement will be terminated and the gTLD's delegation will be revoked from the Root Zone. ICANN's Final Determination shall not prohibit the gTLD from becoming available in future new gTLD rounds.

Transition to Successor Registry Operator In Process

ICANN is working to identify a successor registry operator for the gTLD.

TLD Transitioned to Successor

ICANN has successfully completed the process of identifying and transitioning a successor registry operator for the gTLD.

TLD Delegation Revoked

ICANN has completed revocation of the delegation in the Root Zone.

Registry Agreement Terminated

The Registry Agreement between ICANN and the Registry Operator has been terminated.

Domain Name System
Internationalized Domain Name ,IDN,"IDNs are domain names that include characters used in the local representation of languages that are not written with the twenty-six letters of the basic Latin alphabet ""a-z"". An IDN can contain Latin letters with diacritical marks, as required by many European languages, or may consist of characters from non-Latin scripts such as Arabic or Chinese. Many languages also use other types of digits than the European ""0-9"". The basic Latin alphabet together with the European-Arabic digits are, for the purpose of domain names, termed ""ASCII characters"" (ASCII = American Standard Code for Information Interchange). These are also included in the broader range of ""Unicode characters"" that provides the basis for IDNs. The ""hostname rule"" requires that all domain names of the type under consideration here are stored in the DNS using only the ASCII characters listed above, with the one further addition of the hyphen ""-"". The Unicode form of an IDN therefore requires special encoding before it is entered into the DNS. The following terminology is used when distinguishing between these forms: A domain name consists of a series of ""labels"" (separated by ""dots""). The ASCII form of an IDN label is termed an ""A-label"". All operations defined in the DNS protocol use A-labels exclusively. The Unicode form, which a user expects to be displayed, is termed a ""U-label"". The difference may be illustrated with the Hindi word for ""test"" — परीका — appearing here as a U-label would (in the Devanagari script). A special form of ""ASCII compatible encoding"" (abbreviated ACE) is applied to this to produce the corresponding A-label: xn--11b5bs1di. A domain name that only includes ASCII letters, digits, and hyphens is termed an ""LDH label"". Although the definitions of A-labels and LDH-labels overlap, a name consisting exclusively of LDH labels, such as""icann.org"" is not an IDN."