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May 02

ICANN De-Accredits Power Brand Center

ICANN the managing authority for all gTLDs has removed the accreditation from
Power Brand Center Corp. t/a Power Brand Center LLC [ www.powerbrandcenter.com ] (accredited since 27 April 2011).

The termination is due to Power Brand’s failure to timely cure the policy breaches by 28 Feb 2013 as set forth in ICANN’s various notice of breach pursuant to Section 5.3.4 of the RAA

They have now been removed from the Published List of Accredited Registrars

As of 28 February 2013, the following breaches remained:

1. Failure to pay past due accreditation fees pursuant to Section 3.9 of the RAA.

To protect domain name registrants, ICANN has commenced the domain name transition process and selected ICANN Accredited Domain Registrar Astutium Ltd to manage any remaining gtld domain names formerly managed by Power Brand Center (Panama Corp.)

All registrants affected by the reg-transition process of domains being moved to Astutium Ltd as registrar, will shortly receive 2 emails from astutium.com
#1 with details on how to access our online domain name registration and management platform
#2 a standard whois-dispute-resolution-policy email reminder registrants to update their contact details

We are sorry to see another registrar let their registrants’ down, but pleased to be able to assist in helping those affected retain their domain names.

If your domain was originally with Power Brand Center (www.powerbrandcenter.com) you can check the current registrar on a WHOIS at InterNIC WHOIS which will indicate which registrar you need to contact

Example:
   Domain Name: ASTUTIUM.COM
   Registrar: ASTUTIUM LIMITED
   Whois Server: whois.astutium.net
   Referral URL: https://www.astutium.com
   Name Server: NS1.ASTUTIUM.COM
   Name Server: NS2.ASTUTIUM.COM

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