Terminating a Registry-Registrar Agreement
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ICANN-accredited registrars and registry operators who elect to terminate a Registry-Registrar Agreement (RRA) should provide ICANN org at least thirty (30) days advance written notice of the desire to terminate one or more of their RRA(s).
- For registrars, this notice can be emailed by the registrar primary contact to firstname.lastname@example.org, using the registrar's official letterhead, and must be signed by an authorized officer of the registrar company. If a terminating registrar has names under management, it may choose to identify a proposed gaining registrar in the RRA termination notice to ICANN org.
- For registry operators, this notice can be emailed by a credentialed Naming Services portal (NSp) user to email@example.com, using the registry's official letterhead, and must be signed by an authorized officer of the registry operator. Registry operators must also provide ICANN org with confirmation that they have given RRA termination notice to the registrar. ICANN org will reach out to the losing registrar to confirm if it wishes to identify a proposed gaining registrar.
Upon termination of an RRA (whether by the registrar or registry operator), any names formerly sponsored by the registrar must be transferred to an ICANN-accredited registrar that has an RRA in effect with the registry operator for the generic top-level domain (gTLD) names to be transferred. ICANN org follows its De-Accredited Registrar Transition Procedure to ensure the successful transition of the names and the protection of the registrants. ICANN org uses its gaining registrar selection process per the De-Accredited Registrar Transition Procedure in scenarios where a registrar does not identify a proposed gaining registrar.
If you have further questions you may contact your ICANN account manager or send an email to the below.
- For registrars, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- For registry operators, email email@example.com.
For information regarding amendments to an RRA, please refer to the RRA Amendment webpage.