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Domain Registry of America Suspended By ICANN 113

Posted by samzenpus
from the do-not-pass-go dept.
First time accepted submitter EpicMaxGuy writes ICANN has suspended Domain Registry of America aka Brandon Gray Internet Services aka NameJuice. The registrar is forbidden from registering any new domain names or accepting any inbound transfers until 17 October 2014. The announcement was posted on the ICANN website and will probably be welcomed in many circles."
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Domain Registry of America Suspended By ICANN

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  • Only took 10 years (Score:3, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday July 20, 2014 @12:09PM (#47495007)

    These guys have been slime since they started business. Why did it take so long to shut them done?

  • by Anonymous Coward on Sunday July 20, 2014 @12:35PM (#47495147)

    You see, even with regulations in place the consumer gets screwed. Now imagine the self-regulatory fantasy some folk have, that would sure be good to society.

  • Re:From TFA (Score:5, Insightful)

    by jopsen (885607) <jopsen@gmail.com> on Sunday July 20, 2014 @03:42PM (#47496125) Homepage

    Brandon Gray’s resellers subjecting Registered Name Holders to false advertising, deceptive practices, or deceptive notices, pursuant to Section 3.12.7 of the RAA and Section 3 of Domain Name Registrants’ Rights of the Registrants’ Benefits and Responsibilities Specification (“RBRS”). >

    Sure you can treat that as a contract breach, but it seems more like a criminal matter to me... Why do you even put that in the contract, it's needless to say that criminal conduct will not be tolerated.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Sunday July 20, 2014 @07:46PM (#47497325)

    Because we're splitting hairs between them and domain racketeering sites like godaddy which will put holds on domain names you search for so you can't purchase them elsewhere, then immediately auction them to squatters so is essentially saying, "That's a nice domain name you found there, be terrible if something happened to it. Better buy it before it gets fed to the wolves who will sell it back to you at a higher price because they know you're interested."

    Personally, when it comes to criminality I don't really see the distinction in terms of "false advertizing" vs "racketeering" or deceptive practices, etc. most registrars are equally disgusting.

  • by dutchwhizzman (817898) on Monday July 21, 2014 @12:00AM (#47498369)
    You'd have to wait for the government to declare Brandon Gray an illegal organization or punish them some other way if you want to rely on the criminal part of the law to deal with this. That is why you want obvious criminal actions to be named in your contract as a reason to suspend/stop delivering services or payments.

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