ICANN’s motion for civil contempt against RegisterFly has been granted by the court.
That means that ICANN is able, with the assistance of a law enforcement official, to enter RegisterFly’s premises and seize all its customers’ registration data, as well as gain access to RegisterFly’s books and records in order to carry out a full audit.
The Court also ordered the personal appearance of Kevin Medina and RegisterFly’s general counsel to show cause why further contempt sanctions should not be imposed. That hearing will take place later this month.
The contempt was filed on Wednesday 2 May and granted the following Wednesday, 9 May, by Judge Manuel L. Real of the District Court for the Central District of California. RegisterFly had failed to comply with both a temporary restraining order (TRO) and a Preliminary Injunction previously issued against it in this case.
We will keep people informed of any subsequent developments.