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anwarumair

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Just curious, has anyone ever had their account suspended by a registrar and lost all their domains for a minor reason? Do registrars have the power to do this sort of thing. Is it a good idea to keep your domains with multiple registrars if you have a large portfolio (e.g., 2K+ domains)?
 
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We have had members on NP complain that their registrar accounts were unexpectedy closed. The reason cited usually was not a minor one.

If you think this was done unfairly to you, you could consider using ICANN to appeal the matter. However, ICANN does seem to require that you try to resolve the dispute first with the registrar.

Should one use multiple registrars just in case one closes your account? For the reputable registrars, in my experience, it's never been an issue. Consider what behavior seemed to trigger the concern, to avoid the problem from happening again?

We'll see if NP members who had a similar experience like yours will provide some other insights.
 
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They can do it, but I have not heard of such case.
 
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Heard many cases in the ol' days before, consistent with registrars like NetSol, Epik.
 
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There has to be more to the story to being able to interject on this really. Entities don't just go haphazardly deleting accounts. Being said research + personal experience should be key in registrar decision-making.
 
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More details are certainly needed. Now we saw Brent Oxley's names at GoDaddy get frozen for awhile. You have to know the whole story. Not sure if they would ever just delete them.
 
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Well the Fortune 500 might be with some obscure or pricier registrars that a domain investor would not do business with.
Agreed, most are probably with Markmonitor, CSC, etc., but it’d be interesting to see which consumer registrars have the most Fortune 500 clients among consumer registrars.
 
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Remember that when a registrar choses to do something like that, they need to be prepared to defend this action in the court, so these decisions are not taken lightly.
 
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