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ICANN shuts down Alpnames domain name registrar
ICANN just shut down Alpnames.com domain registrar.
Their site is not even reaching (via CF). Seems site got shut down too!
As per TLD stats they were among top 10 registrars for certain TLDs!
I'm having one .net with them! Hope it gets transferred to new registrar.
Thanked by 1Adam1
Wow... I have a few .es domains with them. Wonder what will happen...
Did they run out of money? That link didn't tell the reason why it got shut down.
Access your domain management from :
I got that link from https://www.namepros.com/threads/alpnames-com-warning-will-delete-your-domains-hike-prices-without-notice.1126471/ and I can login with my alpnames account
I still have 1 domain there and I will transfer to namesilo...
Hope we can transfer out from Alpnames?
I can get secret key and unlock theft protection to transfer my domain, also I already got domain transfer confirmation .. now all I need is to wait 5 days..
Thank you for this!! Works great . I saw another Logicboxes link but it didn't work properly for me.
I suspect they could have. Used them as a reseller and often you couldn't register domains due to their ICANN balance.
Their reseller API is still active, as are their nameservers... probably because it's run via logicboxes.
i have 3 .gdn and two .icu for junk useless so doesnt matters to me but sorry for your losses
now i use namesilo for all my domains as they sell the cheapest .com/.net with the cheapest renewals and they are trustworthy so i would advise you to move on
Sounds like a major cash flow issues there.
Usually if the Registar goes deadpool, the Registry will take over the handling of the Domain and ask you if you want to transfer it to another Registar or keep it there.
While keeping it, maybe more expensive.
Is alpnames a customer of logicboxes? What is the connection?
@uxtvdl not funny , please remove the second pic. flagged
I had a situation with them when they blocked the reseller through which I registered domains. I received a clienthold on my domains and I had to transfer the domains on OVH because they did not want to unlock, referring on Friday morning that they did not have a working day.
Ouch. I had a domain there too.
Yes. LogicBoxes actually run all the infra (control panel, billing system, DNS servers, etc), and Alpnames are a reseller.
It's actually somewhat benificial in scenarios like this one - even if Alpnames totally collapses, LogicBoxes is still likely to be able to help resolve issues, since they’re the ones that actually run all the infra. If Alpnames owned the platform and it all collapsed at once, it'd be more difficult to recover (since you couldn't simply log in and transfer domains out)
After they blocked my account because I used a pre-paid visa card, I dumped them.
(about 3-4 months ago)
2 days later, there was no COM registration available on their website for 1 week or so.
For me, that was already the sign that the ship was sinking.....
After getting logged in with the link above to get auth code. Suddenly now.
"We could not find any orders". Domain is now gone....
After login, try to visit :
alpnames for me was always shady, offering good deals out of nowhere. Since they first 'poped' in the market with their crazy deals[even free ones], knew something would be going bad with them after a while.
Totally worth it not buying a single domain from there. #namecheap<3
I have few hundred dollars credit in the system, wondering is it possible to transfer them to ResellerClub since they belong to LogicBoxes too?
Not sure. The credit may belong to Alpnames rather than LogicBoxes and thus LogicBoxes can't touch it (it's possible the credit doesn't even technically exist, if Alpnames took all the money and ran). Probably worth asking LogicBoxes' support about it.
Just chatted with LogicBoxes support livechat who had no idea about that. I guess if renewals still function then I'll use it up for renewal into multiple years then transfer my domains out or something...
Everybody should transfer to Godaddy or 1and1. Scambags like that never run out of business.
"We could not find any orders"
When I clearly had 1 domain there..
That's probably best. However, if Alpnames run out of money on their reseller account, renewals won't work
You may have been joking, but others might not realise... 1&1 are by far the worst company I've used in 17+ years of owning domain names. Please don't do that. There's a reason they have so many bad reviews (eg. https://tld-list.com/registrars/1and1)
They still in business, meaning new victims everyday.
Looks like stuff is moving to ResellerClub. I received this via email:
Well not really moving to ResellerClub.
PDR is ResellerClub - Alpnames was just a reseller of theirs.
It will be interesting to see where the actual Alpnames domains go to though, I mean the ones registered directly by Alpnames.
what can we do for domain that missing from "List of Orders" page?