RSP Transition Plan from Afilias to Uniregistry

Last updated: 4 September 2019

Summary

ICM Registry is pleased to announce it will soon be migrating its Registry Service Provider (“RSP”) to the Uniregistry platform for the following top-level domains (TLDs):

  • .adult
  • .porn
  • .sex
  • .xxx

The three phases of the transition plan are detailed below. It should be noted that all dates remain preliminary at this stage and will be confirmed later this month when the ICANN process is expected to complete.

The ICM and Uniregistry team very much look forward to keeping you updated every step of the way via email and this webpage – so do check in regularly

Preliminary Timeline

The RSP Transition has three major phases:

Launch RSP Transition Plan
August 2019
Registrars provided access to the Uniregistry platform
PHASE 1
9 September 2019
(16:00 UTC)
Registrar Onboarding
Uniregistry will engage with all ICM registrars to initiate the RSP transition
Begin RSP transition from Afilias to the Uniregistry platform
PHASE 2
29 October 2019
(16:00 UTC)
RSP Transition to Uniregistry
Transition of .adult, .sex, .porn and .xxx all at the same time
Complete RSP transition from Afilias to Uniregistry platform
PHASE 3
30 October 2019
(16:00 UTC)
RSP Managed by ICM Registry
Afilias will no longer support RSP backend services

Note: Dates are contingent upon ICANN approvals and may be subject to change.

Phase 1 Next Steps: Registrar Onboarding

Uniregistry will email login details to the registrar technical contacts listed in Afilias starting on 9th September.

Registrars must:

  1. Login to the Uniregistry platform
  2. Access Uniregistry’s OT&E prior to the TLD’s being transitioned.

Please note that Registrars should review their contacts via Afilias’ system to ensure their contacts are up to date.

If you have not received your login credentials by 13 September 2019 please contact icm-support@mmx.co



Phase 2 Next Steps: Migration Schedule

Migration Date Time TLD
29 October 2019 16:00 – 20:00 UTC .adult, .porn, .sex, .xxx
  1. Please login to the Uniregistry portal to access the Uniregistry OT&E environment prior to 16:00 UTC on 29 October 2019
    • - The entire migration is expected to take up to four hours to complete
  2. To help ensure a smooth transition, please ensure you have logged in to the Uniregistry portal before 29 October 2019. If you require any assistance, please contact the Uniregistry support team at icm-support@mmx.co

Phase 3 Next Steps: RSP Managed by Uniregistry

Post technical service migration, technical activities will remain with Uniregistry.

All non-technical registry related activities (i.e. billing, sales, marketing, etc.) will remain with ICM/MMX.

Please note: we will also use the RSP migration to consolidate ICM invoicing with MMX. This will include converting the existing ICM prepayment system on adult TLD properties to MMX’s end-of-month invoicing system. Moving forward, you will receive one monthly invoice for all MMX TLDs including .adult, .porn, .sex and .xxx.

If you have any questions or concerns on the migration, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Contacts

ICM Registry

For general service migration inquiries and billing, please contact us at:

Telephone: +1 (877) 734-4783, M-F: 9 AM to 5 PM (PST)
Uniregistry

For assistance with onboarding or post service migration activities, please contact us at:

Telephone:+1 (949) 706-2300 ext. 4230, M-F: 9 AM to 5 PM (PST)

Past Updates and Notifications

ICM Communications
Uniregistry Communications