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==Insolvency Proceedings and ICANN Notice of Breach==  
 
==Insolvency Proceedings and ICANN Notice of Breach==  
In early April 2019, [[ICANN]] became aware of the insolvency proceedings against the registrar Net 4 India Limited ([[IANA]] 1007).<ref>https://www.icann.org/news/blog/icann-support-for-registrants-and-those-impacted-by-net-4-india-limited</ref>  ICANN began taking actions to protect registrants, such as enforcing applicable contractual obligations against Net 4 India and providing guidance to registrants. ICANN received complaints concerning Net 4 India unresponsiveness to transfer and renewal requests and registrant-provided updates to [[WHOIS]] registration data. ICANN observed registrant confusion over Net 4 India acting as reseller for another registrar, [[Hosting Concepts B.V.]], and doing business as [[Openprovider]].<ref>[https://www.icann.org/news/blog/icann-support-for-registrants-and-those-impacted-by-net-4-india-limited ICANN support for registrants and those impacted by Net 4 India Limited ''ICANN Blog''17 Nov 2020]</ref>
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In early April 2019, [[ICANN]] became aware of the insolvency proceedings against the registrar Net 4 India Limited ([[IANA]] 1007).<ref>https://www.icann.org/news/blog/icann-support-for-registrants-and-those-impacted-by-net-4-india-limited</ref>  ICANN began taking actions to protect registrants, such as enforcing applicable contractual obligations against Net 4 India and providing guidance to registrants. ICANN received complaints concerning Net 4 India unresponsiveness to transfer and renewal requests and registrant-provided updates to [[WHOIS]] registration data. ICANN observed registrant confusion over Net 4 India acting as reseller for another registrar, [[Hosting Concepts B.V.]], and doing business as [[Openprovider]].<ref>[https://www.icann.org/news/blog/icann-support-for-registrants-and-those-impacted-by-net-4-india-limited ICANN support for registrants and those impacted by Net 4 India Limited ''ICANN Blog'' 17 Nov 2020]</ref>
    
On April 23, 2019, ICANN [[Contractual Compliance]] sent an Escalated Notice to Net 4 India and a Notice of Suspension on June 5, 2019, which suspended Net 4 India’s ability to register or initiate inbound transfers of domain names for 90 days.  
 
On April 23, 2019, ICANN [[Contractual Compliance]] sent an Escalated Notice to Net 4 India and a Notice of Suspension on June 5, 2019, which suspended Net 4 India’s ability to register or initiate inbound transfers of domain names for 90 days.  
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On June 20, 2019, ICANN postponed the start date of the Suspension Period after considering the insolvency proceedings but maintained the Notice with the RAA violations and its cure requirements. The court-appointed resolution professional for Net 4 India was required to provide status updates on the proceedings. ICANN granted extensions to the Notice's deadline because the registrar appeared to continue to provide registrar services and the resolution professional provided updates.<ref>[https://www.icann.org/news/blog/icann-support-for-registrants-and-those-impacted-by-net-4-india-limited ICANN support for registrants and those impacted by Net 4 India Limited ''ICANN Blog''17 Nov 2020]</ref>
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On June 20, 2019, ICANN postponed the start date of the Suspension Period after considering the insolvency proceedings but maintained the Notice with the RAA violations and its cure requirements. The court-appointed resolution professional for Net 4 India was required to provide status updates on the proceedings. ICANN granted extensions to the Notice's deadline because the registrar appeared to continue to provide registrar services and the resolution professional provided updates.<ref>[https://www.icann.org/news/blog/icann-support-for-registrants-and-those-impacted-by-net-4-india-limited ICANN support for registrants and those impacted by Net 4 India Limited ''ICANN Blog'' 17 Nov 2020]</ref>
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By September 30, 2020, ICANN Contractual Compliance had received more than 400 complaints against Net 4 India by registrants, third parties, and ICANN monitors. Over 70 percent of them were received between August and September 2020. Approximately 74 percent of the complaints were closed because the issue was resolved or beyond the scope of the Notice.<ref>[https://www.icann.org/news/blog/icann-support-for-registrants-and-those-impacted-by-net-4-india-limited ICANN support for registrants and those impacted by Net 4 India Limited ''ICANN Blog''17 Nov 2020]</ref>
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By September 30, 2020, ICANN Contractual Compliance had received more than 400 complaints against Net 4 India by registrants, third parties, and ICANN monitors. Over 70 percent of them were received between August and September 2020. Approximately 74 percent of the complaints were closed because the issue was resolved or beyond the scope of the Notice.<ref>[https://www.icann.org/news/blog/icann-support-for-registrants-and-those-impacted-by-net-4-india-limited ICANN support for registrants and those impacted by Net 4 India Limited ''ICANN Blog'' 17 Nov 2020]</ref>
    
On December 10, 2020, ICANN Contractual Compliance issued a Notice of Breach of Net 4 India Limited’s Registrar Accreditation Agreement ([[RAA]]).<ref>[https://www.icann.org/news/blog/icann-issues-breach-notice-to-net-4-india-limited-continues-support-for-registrants#:~:text=for%20Registrants%20%2D%20ICANN-,ICANN%20Issues%20Breach%20Notice%20to%20Net,Limited%3B%20Continues%20Support%20for%20Registrants&text=The%20notice%20addresses%20RAA%20violations,compliance%20with%20its%20RAA%20obligations ICANN issues breach notice to Net 4 India Limited, continues support for registrants ''ICANN Blog'' 15 Dec 2020]</ref> The notice addresses RAA violations mentioned in complaints submitted to ICANN Contractual Compliance or observed directly by ICANN. The registrar must resolve all breaches by December 31, 2020. Otherwise, ICANN may initiate the RAA termination process. The breach notice does not cover complaints that are currently in the informal resolution phase.
 
On December 10, 2020, ICANN Contractual Compliance issued a Notice of Breach of Net 4 India Limited’s Registrar Accreditation Agreement ([[RAA]]).<ref>[https://www.icann.org/news/blog/icann-issues-breach-notice-to-net-4-india-limited-continues-support-for-registrants#:~:text=for%20Registrants%20%2D%20ICANN-,ICANN%20Issues%20Breach%20Notice%20to%20Net,Limited%3B%20Continues%20Support%20for%20Registrants&text=The%20notice%20addresses%20RAA%20violations,compliance%20with%20its%20RAA%20obligations ICANN issues breach notice to Net 4 India Limited, continues support for registrants ''ICANN Blog'' 15 Dec 2020]</ref> The notice addresses RAA violations mentioned in complaints submitted to ICANN Contractual Compliance or observed directly by ICANN. The registrar must resolve all breaches by December 31, 2020. Otherwise, ICANN may initiate the RAA termination process. The breach notice does not cover complaints that are currently in the informal resolution phase.
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