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07|08|2008 08:29 am EDT

ICANN Blames Hack on Register.com

by Chad Kettner in Categories: Up to the Minute

After several of ICANN‘s domain names were hacked in June, ICANN has blamed the attack on Register.com.

Although ICANN didn’t name the registrar explicitly, a WHOIS search shows that all the temporarily hacked domains – icann.com, icann.net, iana.com and iana-servers.com – were registered with Register.com.

“The DNS redirect was a result of an attack on ICANN’s registrar’s systems,” said ICANN today in an article by The New York Times. “A full, confidential, security report from that registrar has since been provided to ICANN with respect to this attack.”

[via The New York Times]

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5 Comments

Tracey

July 8, 2008 @ 2:58 pm EDT

Register.com should focus on providing a secure platform for their customers rather than skimming names off the top of the expired domain lists (before sending the crap to snapnames).

I hope ICANN yanks their accreditation and the CEO is put in jail next to the CEO of Registerfly.

David

July 8, 2008 @ 4:41 pm EDT

Not going to happen, Tracey.

Frnk

July 10, 2008 @ 5:03 am EDT

go*gle and yah*o are partly to blame for these registrars keeping the good names.

All go*gle has to do is ban all parked websites hosted on registrar IPs from their search and ad networks.

No ad money for the parked sites, no more incentive for the corrupt executives running these registrars. This along with everyone moving all their domains out of these corrupt registrars. Implement the two actions and they will soon be out of business.

3 registrars I never use

Tuc*ws, Reg*ster, Networks*lutions.

Tuc*ws and Reg*ster are positively going to go out of business. The market is getting so competitive that corrupt good ‘ol boy types are getting chewed and spit out by the professionals.

Pass on the message.

Frank Michlick

July 10, 2008 @ 6:41 pm EDT

Frnk: Do you also avoid dealing with parking companies that own their own domain portfolio?

David

July 12, 2008 @ 9:48 am EDT

“Tuc*ws and Reg*ster are positively going to go out of business.”

I’ve seen various people say that over the years. So far, they’ve been proven wrong.

Maybe Tucows and Register aren’t as stupid as some people believe them to be.

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