RSP Transition Plan from Afilias to Uniregistry

Last updated: 24 October 2019

Summary

ICM Registry will migrating the Registry Service Provider (“RSP) at 16:00 UTC on October 29th for the following top-level domains (TLDs):

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

During the migration both a conference bridge will be available for RARs to dial into and the icmregistry.com/migration will provide live updates as the migration status page is updated. The support numbers and email will also be available below.

October 29th, 2019 Schedule
Time Activity
15:30 UTC Registrar Dial in Bridge Opens with MMX Representative
16:00 UTC Commencement Notice sent to all Registrars
16:00 UTC RSP Migration starts – EPP unavailable at Afilias
20:00 UTC or upon Completion RSP Migration Completed
20:00 UTC or upon Completion MMX Announce on RAR bridge that EPP functions available
20:00 UTC or upon Completion Migration Completion Notice sent to all Registrars

With the migration being completed next week it is imperative that you have onboarded with Uniregistry prior to Tuesday October 29th.
If you have not yet onboarded with Uniregistry, please onboard as soon as possible (see below).

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 Registrar Onboarding

To ensure a seamless transition for all of our registrars, we are requesting that you onboard with Uniregistry at your earliest convenience.

Registrars must:

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

If you’re already accredited with Uniregistry you will still need to login and connect to this new instance of the Uniregistry platform. Your existing credentials will allow you to access both the OT&E and production platforms. Information on onboarding can be viewed here.

Registrars who are new to Uniregistry should have received OT&E credentials from Uniregistry on the 24th/25th of September. If you did not receive this notice, please send us an email to receive your credentials.


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.

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, Mon-Fri: 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, Mon-Fri: 9 AM to 5 PM (PST)