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ICANN yesterday gave notice to terminate RegisterFly.com's right to handle domain transfers.

The internet-oversight organisation has given RegisterFly 15 days notice to cease operating as an ICANN-accredited registrar. When the notice period expires on March 31, ICANN can approved the bulk transfer of domains to another ICANN registrar but in the meantime it says RegisterFly is required to 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 expeditiously."

Dr Paul Twomey, president and CEO of ICANN, said: "Terminating accreditation is the strongest measure ICANN is able to take against RegisterFly under its powers. ICANN has been frustrated and distressed by recent management confusion inside RegisterFly. completely understand the greater frustration and enormous difficulty that this has created for registrants."

New Jersey-based RegisterFly controls around two million domain names for 900,000 different owners. The company has been in meltdown for many weeks, following a vicious dispute fought through the courts between its two owners, Kevin Medina and John Narusewicz.

ICANN's statement is here. ®

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