ICANN the managing authority for all gTLDs has removed the accreditation from
Dotted Ventures Inc. (Dotted Ventures) [ www.dottedventures.com ] (accredited since 7 December 2009).
The termination is due to Dotted Ventures’s failure to timely cure the policy breaches by 14 May 2013 as set forth in ICANN’s various notice of breach pursuant to Section 3.9 of the RAA
They have now been removed from the Published List of Accredited Registrars
As of 23 April 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 Dotted Ventures Inc (part of Remark Media, Inc.)
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 once again, sorry to see another registrar fold leaving their registrants’ in limbo, but pleased to be able to assist in helping those affected retain use of their domain names.
If your domain was originally with Dotted Ventures Inc (www.dottedventures.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