The conduct which The Register is reporting falls within what is commonly known as domain slamming.
The ICANN suspension notice (pdf) reads in part:
"SUSPENSION OF REGISTRAR’S ABILITY TO CREATE NEW REGISTERED NAMES OR
INITIATE INBOUND TRANSFERS OF REGISTERED NAMES... This notice is sent to BRANDON GRAY INTERNET SERVICES INC. (dba "NameJuice.com") (“Brandon Gray”) further to its Registrar Accreditation Agreement (“RAA”) with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (“ICANN”) dated 12 February 2014 (“RAA”). Pursuant to Section 5.5.6 of the RAA, Brandon Gray has been in fundamental and material breach of its obligations under the RAA at least three (3) times within a twelve (12) month period; on 16 December 2013, 19 March 2014, and 18 July 2014. Brandon Gray’s ability to create new Registered Names or initiate inbound transfers of Registered Names is suspended for 90 days pursuant to Section 5.7 of the RAA...."