ICANN Reviewing Oversight of Domain Name Registrars

The key oversight agency for Internet addresses is reviewing the way it oversees businesses that sell domain names in the wake of financial and operational problems that left customers of one company nameless. The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers already has taken steps to decertify RegisterFly.com, whose troubles it said resulted in many customers unable to renew names before they expired or to transfer them to rival registration companies, known as registrars, as required under ICANN rules.

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