Termination of RegisterFly.com Registrar Accreditation Agreement16 March 2007

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16 March 2007

ICANN today issued a formal notice of termination of RegisterFly.com's
Registration Accreditation Agreement (RAA).

ICANN has issued a letter to RegisterFly [PDF, 902K] indicating that
it will cease operating as an ICANN-Accredited Registrar on March 31,
2007. Under the terms of the Registrar Accreditation Agreement (RAA),
ICANN must provide 15 days written notice to RegisterFly of its
intention to terminate.

Effective immediately ICANN has terminated RegisterFly's right to use
the ICANN Accredited Registrar logo on its website.

Between now and 31 March RegisterFly is required to unlock and provide
all necessary Authinfo codes to allow domain name transfers to occur.
Any and all registrants wishing to transfer away from RegisterFly
during this period should be allowed to do so efficiently and

"Terminating accreditation is the strongest measure ICANN is able to
take against RegisterFly under its powers," Dr. Paul Twomey, President
and CEO of ICANN said today.

"ICANN has been frustrated and distressed by recent management
confusion inside RegisterFly," Dr. Twomey, President said. "I
completely understand the greater frustration and enormous difficulty
that this has created for registrants."

When the Agreement is terminated, ICANN can approve a bulk transfer of
all current RegisterFly domain names to another ICANN accredited

The full announcement is here:



Documenting the banal to the bizarre

Re: Termination of RegisterFly.com Registrar Accreditation Agreement16 March 2007

On Mar 18, 12:57 pm, comme...@probertencyclopaedia.com (Matt Probert)
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This after ICANN denied it was anything they could get involved with.
Those guys are a real shower sometimes... oh well. I feel sorry for
folks with domains though these guys.

Re: Termination of RegisterFly.com Registrar Accreditation Agreement16 March 2007

To My Good Friends at Google,

I want to bring your attention to the actions of a company which I
believe is signed up with your Adsense program through syndication...

Here is code I retrieved from a page which is currently being
displayed on one of my domains, which this company has "hijacked" from


Hopefully you can decipher this and find the publisher id...

This company operates a web site and domain registration service which
I have used for many years for all of my domain registrations. It is
called registerfly.com

Recently, this company has been in the midst of a huge scandal - the
owner reportedly committing many fraudulent acts including, but not
limited to:

Embezzlement of domain registration fees paid in advance by customers
to renew their domains.
Theft of the above-referenced domains. (Pre-paid domain registration
fees not submitted to ICANN, causing the domains involved to expire.
Then registerfly takes over domain and displays the Google syndication
ads as referenced above). The domain mysteriously disappears from a
client's account, thus making it impossible to access registration
information by client.
Using company funds to finance personal services including
Liposuction, Escort Services, etc.

This just happened to me with my domain www.mtcmastiffs.com
I paid the renewal fees a month ago. The domain expired on April 22nd,
despite this, and is now displaying Google syndicated ads.

This is happening to thousands of domain/web site owners, and this
criminal, Kevin Medina, and his company, Registerfly.com is making a
ton of money off of the ads.

I have been reading all about this company and it's shenanigans
online: at

Please, please do something to end this profiteering by fraud. This
must be in contravention of your Google adsense policies.

You guys and gals at Google are so great. I feel that you are Internet
Gods! :-)

Please help us! If you need further information, a sworn affidavit, or
my first born child, please let me know.

Warm regards,

Debbie Moore
Google Adsense Publisher

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