I am having the same issue... we are forced to pay $75 for renewals while all new renewals are for $59.99.
Other than the legal side of it, you can try creating a new account, transfer the domain on that account and see if it lets you change owner ship as the new account would be shown as registered after september 8th, 2008?.
If not, I hope transfering domains between registrars becomes a reality really soon!!!..
This is driving me nuts. I noticed that DomainPeople are offering .pros for $19.99 now compared to $22.50 at Network Solution with the coupon code 2600 or $24.99 at Encirca. I have tried every registrar listed on RegistryPro and none of them do in-bound .pro transfers. I have sent a filled in a Contact details problem form at ICANN (you can get the link from RegistryPro) and sent an email to RegistryPro with the following information from their site with a request to validate the name I renewed.
Your Jurisdictional Country.
Your Licensing Authority.
Your License Number.
A link to your Licensing Authority's website.
My understanding was this was meant to be done by self certification not a long winded process like this for every domain renewed...
I don't understand all this. We all have a brick and mortar business for each name we reg, right? With biz lic. and etc. Correct? And it's all tax deductible like all our other lic fees, right?..
I have emailed Encirca a confirmation from RegistryPro that I have submitted AV verification details to prove I'm professionally qualified but I still can't update my WHOIS registrants details.
I understand registrars are obliged to keep WHOIS records up to date. Would any domain lawyers on NP be willing to represent me on this to force Encirca to update my .pro WHOIS registrant details?..
The owner of the domain is shown in the registrant information.
IIRC, Encirca's name is there on proforwards. so they own it.
Just like generic registrar whois privacy; the registrar puts it's name (or the name of it's privacy branch) as the registrant...
Best bet would be inter registrar transfers, I hope they get the programing and glitches, etc. figured out real soon!!!..
I got an email from Tom Barrett at Encirca. He said Encirca are not deliberately delaying the updating of WHOIS records and that they are waiting to receive a valid AV object from RegistryPro. He said when Encirca try to update WHOIS details they get an error message "Registrant not associated with a valid A/V result". Tom said he thinks RegistryPro haven'y automated the process yet and have a backlog of requests, he is checking with RegistryPro. I have sent another email to Matt Buckland at RegistryPro because he said it was down to Encirca to update WHOIS records after A/V records were submitted...
Sounds like you are making progress. Matt over at Registry pro is a good guy. I'm sure it'll get straightened out...
Any update on this Campbell? I'd like to transfer some names myself...
According to RegistryPro, inter registrar transfers are already available. Now, why haven't the registrars implemented that, I don't know.
I am going to wait and see, maybe in few weeks we will be able to transfer domains from encirca to other registrars...
On the issue of renewal pricing, I just renewed several .PRO domains at Encirca, circa pre-9/8/08. I am happy to report that they are now charging $59 across the board...
My .pro registrant details are finally showing in my own name now. I renewed several .pros at $59...