Donuts registry: Extended validation according to the OFAC list
"A new validation has been added to the pages of the portal where the user introduces the state or province in a postal address, for example creating a contact. This new feature validates if the state/province is included in OFAC list from the United States Government. In that case the operation will not be allowed and the system will return a message informing that the registry cannot provide services to individuals/entities based in countries that are sanctioned by the government of the USA.
The validation will be by country and state/province which means the state/province plus the country set by the user should match with one of the combinations of the OFAC list. These are some examples related to the current situation in Crimea Peninsula:
- State/Province: Crimea - Country: Ukraine - Result: Not allowed
- State/Province: Crimea - Country: Russian Federation - Result: Not allowed
- State/Province: Crimea - Country: United States - Result: Successful
This addition complements the existing functionality which validates if the entered country is in the OFAC list."
Allocation token: Override feature for reserved domains
When the sale of a Donuts domain is made directly to a registrant (for example via pioneer programs), the domain name is kept in a reserved state (by Donuts) until the registrant is able to register the domain name through their preferred registrar. In this context Donuts launched the reserved domain override feature called "allocation token". The feature allows Donuts operations staff to assign an override token to a domain name. Donuts then provides this token to the registrant. The registrant uses the token during the registration process to override the reserved status, which allows the allocation of the domain name to proceed.