7.1 Bulk Transfer After Partial Portfolio Acquisition .
Bulk Transfer After Partial Portfolio Acquisition (BTAPPA)
is a registry service available to consenting registrars in the circumstance
where one ICANN-accredited registrar purchases, by means of a stock
or asset purchase, merger or similar transaction, a portion but not
all, of another ICANN-accredited registrar’s domain name portfolio
in the .BIZ top-level domain.
At least fifteen days before completing a BTAPPA, the losing registrar
must provide to all domain name registrants for names involved in the
bulk transfer, written notice of the bulk change of sponsorship. The
notice must include an explanation of how the Whois record will change
after the bulk transfer occurs, and customer support and technical contact
information of the gaining registrar.
If a domain is transferred under the BTAPPA service during
any applicable grace period as described in Section 3 above, there is
no credit. The expiration dates of transferred registrations are not
Domain names in the following statuses at the time of the Transfer
Request will not be transferred in a BTAPPA: “pending transfer”, “redemption
grace period (RGP)”, or “pending delete”. Domain
names that are within the auto-renew grace window are subject to bulk
transfer, but NeuStar may decline to provide a credit for those names
deleted after the bulk transfer, but prior to the expiration of the
auto-renew grace window.
NeuStar has discretion to reject a BTAPPA request if there
is reasonable evidence that a transfer under BTAPPA is being requested
in order to avoid fees otherwise due to NeuStar or ICANN, or if a registrar
with common ownership or management or both has already requested BTAPPA
service within the preceding six-month period.
In the event that one or more ICANN-accredited Registrars participate
in the BTAPPA service, each such Registrar shall be required to agree
to the pricing, terms and conditions set forth in Appendix 7, Exhibit
The parties have duly executed this Amendment as of the
date first written above.