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American operation with Philippines, Russian and Canadian connections, this large spam operation mostly promotes fake pharmaceuticals using classic "snowshoe" methods with countless IP ranges and domains. Many fictitious identities and aliases. They own at least two ICANN registrars (!) and use them to obtain an unlimited stream of domains for spamming.


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ABSystems domain registrar de-accredited


20
December
2013
TRANSMITTED VIA ELECTRONIC MAIL, FACSIMILE
,
AND COURIER
Robert McGowan
ABSYSTEMS INC dba yournamemonkey.com
(IANA ID#
1261
)
14
th
Floor BDO Plaza 8737 Paseo De Roxas
Makati City 1200
Philippines
Email:
icann@yournamemonkey.com
Fax:
+1 646
-
218
-
0956
RE:
NOTICE
OF TERMINATION
OF REGISTRAR ACCREDITATION AGREEMENT
Dear
Robert McGowan
,
Please be advised that
ABSYSTEMS INC dba yournamemonkey.com
’s
(

ABSYSTEMS

)
Registrar Accreditation Agreement (“RAA”) with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names
and Numbers (“ICANN”) dated
18
July 2011
(“RAA”)
is terminated pursuant to Section 5.3.4
of the RAA
.
The termination shall become effective 20 January 2014, 3
1
days from the date
of this notice.
The termination is due to ABSYSTEMS

failure to timely cure the breaches
set forth in
ICANN’s
notice of breach
of RAA dated 22 November 2013.
As of 20 December 2013, the following breaches remain:
1.
ABSYSTEMS’ f
ailure to provide documents and information as required by
the terms
of Section 3.14; and
2.
ABSYSTEMS’ f
ailure to maintain records relating to ABSYSTEMS’ dealings with
Registry Operator(s) and Registered Name Holders and to make such records
available to ICANN for inspection, pursuant to Sections 3.4.2 and 3.4.3 o
f the RAA.
Please
see the chronology below for additional details
.
Robert McGowan
ABSYSTEMS
INC dba yournamemonkey.com
Page
2
of
4
ABSYSTEMS is further advised that the logo license Appendix to the RAA is revoked as of
20 January 2014. Please remove all ICANN trademarks, name, and logo from ABSYSTEMS’
website and business materials that have been licensed to ABSYSTEMS under the terms
of
that Appendix by 20 January 2014.
I
n addition, please pay the outstanding accreditation
fees totaling $
982.04
immediately
.
Domain Name Transition Process
To
protect domain name registrants, ICANN will commence the domain name transition
process and
will solicit bids for a qualified ICANN
-
accredited registrar to manage the domain
names currently managed by A
B
SYSTEMS.
ICANN will follow the
De
-
Accredited Registrar Transition Procedure
(
“Procedure”
)
.
Consistent with the Procedure, please designate a bulk transfer recipient by
2 January 2014
and inform ICANN’s Registrar Liaison Team at
RegTransition@icann.org
.
ICANN reserves all its rights under the RAA. Please note the rights and obligations required
to have effect after the expiration of the RAA, including but not limited to Sections 3.4
Retention of Registered Name Holder and
Registration Data, 3.9 Accreditation Fees, 5.6
Resolution of Disputes Under thi
s Agreement and 5.7 limitations
on Monetary Remedies for
Violations of this Agreemen
t.
If you have questions or require assistance, please contact
Owen Smigelski
at
owen.smigelski@icann.org
.
Sincerely,
Maguy Serad
Vice President
Contractual Compliance
Cc:
John O. Jeffrey, General Counsel and Secretary
Robert McGowan
ABSYSTEMS
INC dba yournamemonkey.com
Page
3
of
4
ATTACHMENT
Chronology:
Date of
Notice
Deadline
for
Response
Details
1
Oct
2013
N/A
ICANN sent all Registrars and Registries a Pre
-
Audit Notification
Letter with Dates of future Notifications. This letter was immediately
published on icann.org
14 Oct
2013
4 Nov
2013
ICANN sent 1
st
Notice via email to
icann@yournamemonkey.com
. In
addition, the notice was faxed to: +1 646
-
218
-
0956
.
No response
received.
4 Nov
2013
10 Nov
2013
ICANN sent 2
nd
Notice via email to
icann@yournamemonkey.com
. In
addition, the notice was faxed to: +1 646
-
218
-
0956
.
No response
received.
11 Nov
2013
18 Nov
2013
ICANN sent 3
rd
(FINAL) Notice via email to
icann@yournamemonkey.com
. In
addition, the notice was faxed to:
+1 646
-
218
-
0956
.
No response received.
11 Nov
2013
N/A
ICANN attempted to call Registrar at
+1 218
-
331
-
2638
but was
neither
able to reach them nor leave a message, as
the
number was
disconnected.
19 Nov
2013
N/A
ICANN
note
s
that
Registrar
never logged on within
https://compliance.icann.org
tool
.
22 Nov
2013
17 Dec
2013
ICANN sent notice of breach
to Registrar.

Related URLs

http://www.icann.org/en/news/correspondence/serad-to-mcgowan-20dec13-en.pdf


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