changes of reseller agreement regarding ERRP
Changes in terms and conditions of Ourdomains reseller agreement
ICANN approved and adopted the terms set forth in the Expired Registration Recovery Policy (ERRP). The ERRP terms are being incorporated into the Ourdomains Reseller Agreement, effective August 1st, 2013.
You must come into compliance with the ERRP, including the following, by August 31st, 2013:
If you are not utilizing Ourdomains for renewal notifications you need to do the following:
Prior to expiration, you must notify the registered name holder of the expiration at least two times. Once approximately one month prior to expiration and once approximately 10 days prior to expiration
b. Within five days after the expiration of the registration, you must transmit at least one additional expiration notice to the registered name holder that includes instructions for renewing the domain registration.
c. Notifications of expiration may be presented in one or more languages, but must be provided in the language of the registration agreement and must be communicated in a manner, such as by email, that does not require affirmative action to receive the notification
d. All e-mail communications must be stored for 3 years for auditing purposes.
The domain name registration will be entered into auto renew period after expiration. Auto renew period will be stay for approximately 30days. if Ourdomains fails to receive renewal fees from you or the registered name holder or you fail to respond to ourdomains notice, Ourdomains will delete registrations of domains at the date of auto-renew period ends. Begining at the date of expiration through auto renew period, if the registration can be renewed before the end date of auto renew period by the registered name holder, then you must permit the registered name holder to renew the expired registration.
As for DNS resolution path: For at least the last eight consecutive days (after expiration) that the registration is renewable by the Registrant at expiration, the existing DNS resolution path specified by the Registrant at expiration must be interrupted by Ourdomains to the extent that the applicable registry permits such interruptions. For example, if a registration expires on 1th October, and Ourdomains deletes the name on 30th October, the resolution path must be interrupted, at a minimum, from 22th-30th October. Upon renewal of the registration by the registered name holder, Ourdomains will restore the DNS resolution path set by the registered name holder immediately or as soon as is commercially reasonable. So you must let the registered name holder to manage and renew own domains in advance if a holiday or non-business days occur.
You must permit the registered name holder to redeem a deleted registration during the redemption grace period, if a redemption grace period is offered by the respective registry.
You must make the renewal fees, post-expiration renewal fees (if different), and the redemption/restore fees reasonably available to registered name holders and prospective registered name holders at the time of registration of a gTLD (at a minimum, these fees must be included on your website and a link to these fees must be included in your registration agreements).
You must describe on your website (if used) the methods used to deliver pre- and post-expiration notifications (this description should generally include communications channels/media that will be used and identification of the point of contact to which the notices will be transmitted, and your registration agreements must include either a similar description of your notification methods or a link to the applicable page(s) on your website where this information is available).
The foregoing is a summary of the ERRP terms, and you should review the complete text of the ERRP to ensure your compliance. If you have any questions or need further assistance, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.