If you are a victim of the Registerfly meltdown and your domain names are currently at risk, you should contact one of our domain name lawyers by emailing us here. Or you can retain Traverse Legal now by clicking here. We can assist you in obtaining control of your domain names.
[Form Registerflies.com]: By now you may have received the formal notice to owners of domains which have been registered by eNom via its reseller, RegisterFly.com. Although you purchased your name at RegisterFly, eNom is the actual registrar of record for your domains.
As an eNom reseller, RegisterFly was contractually bound to adhere to certain standards of customer service in a speedy and diligent manner. Effective March 9th, RegisterFly will be terminated as an eNom reseller.
The Domain Tools Blog has reported this update from ICANN:
ICANN has posted a public update on the RegisterFly situation we reported about earlier and it doesn’t look good. On February 21st, 2007, ICANN issued a letter to RegisterFly [PDF, 101K] indicating a Notice of Breach of its Registrar Accreditation Agreement (RAA) and demanding that RegisterFly act within 15 working days to cure the breaches outlined in the letter. Also on February 21st, ICANN sent a Notice of Audit [PDF, 60K] that required RegisterFly to allow ICANN to inspect and copy its records. In addition they were given notice to submit data to ICANN or a reputable escrow agent regarding registration applications and Registered name holders. Five days later on February 27th, 2007, ICANN sent two employees to RegisterFly’s offices in New Jersey to audit them and obtain the registrant information. RegisterFly did not compile and refused to give ICANN the Information. Two days later on March 1st, 2007 RegisterFly’s lawyers forwarded a not be construed as my client’s unwillingness to cooperate with ICANN but as evidence of their continuing efforts to service their customers.” In response ICANN has issued a second letter [PDF, 288K] dated March 2nd, 2007 setting out additional breaches of the Registrar Agreement and in that letter ICANN describes RegisterFly’s refusal to comply which was based on their “continuing efforts to service their customers” as “preposterous“.
Here is a copy of the February 21, 2007 Download ICANN's notice of breach letter putting Registerfly's accreditation at risk. If Registerfly loses accreditation, it will no longer be able to sell or resell domain name registrations.
If you’ve been bitten by the RegisterFly bug, there is a gripe site which has become the source of information about longstanding registerfly problems found at Registerflies.com
For those domain registrants with sufficient money at stake because of the number of domains they have registered or the value of their domains, there are legal remedies available. Initially, a lawsuit against Registerfly for emergency declaratory and injunctive relief is critical. A court order must be obtained immediately precluding the domain from being transferred to a new owner. If the domain is lost to an innocent third party, recovery of the domain may still be possible. Contact a domain name attorney if you have any further questions.