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Domain Registry Of America Suspended By ICANN

ICANN has suspended Domain Registry of America aka Brandon Gray Internet Services aka NameJuice. The registrar is forbidden from registering any new domain names or accepting any inbound transfers until 17 October 2014. The announcement was posted on the ICANN website earlier this evening and will probably be welcomed in many circles. What happened exactly? […]

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Dreamhost Hit With ICANN Breach Notice

Dreamhost is one of the larger webhosting providers out there. The Los Angeles based company was founded back in 1996 and offers Linux hosting exclusively ie. no Microsoft software. According to HosterStats they currently host around 1.3 million domain names. Earlier this week the company was hit with a breach notice by ICANN’s compliance team. […]

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ICANN’s Registrar Extranet Taken Offline Due to Security Issues

ICANN  announced late last night that they had taken RADAR, which is essentially an extranet for registrars, offline due to security issues. Here’s the official announcement: ICANN has taken its registrar contact information database (RADAR) offline temporarily. This action was taken as a precautionary measure after it was learned that an unauthorized party viewed data […]

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Chinese Registrar Bizcn Hit With Breach Notice

Chinese registrar BizCN.com has been hit with a breach notice by ICANN. The registrar might not have exactly a “stellar” reputation in certain circles as it’s often associated with “rogue online pharmacies” and other forms of online abuse. ICANN’s letter to BizCN outlines a number of issues associated with a couple of domains specifically rapetube.org and onlinepharmacy4.org […]

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NameCheap Gets Slapped By ICANN

NameCheap has been sent a breach notice by ICANN’s Compliance department. The notice, which was sent yesterday, shows that ICANN has been trying to get a response from NameCheap since the middle of March of this year. NameCheap, apparently, is not meeting its contractual obligations to: keep data about domain name registrants and their dealings […]

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ICANN Sends Breach Notice to Internet.bs

ICANN has sent out a number of breach notices to registrars today, however one does spring out – the one sent to Internet.bs. Internet.bs, which is based in the Bahamas, received quite a bit of negative press in the past from the InfoSec community. One article on Ars Technica, for example, called them out as […]

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Art. 29 Data Protection Working Party To ICANN – Maybe You’re Hard Of Hearing?

ICANN has been sent another letter by the Article 29 Data Protection Working Party. However it still isn’t on ICANN’s correspondence page – I  found it on the Article 29 Data Protection Working Party’s site. The letter, which was signed by all 28 members and represents the legal position of all 28 member states of […]

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Registrar Linked To Scott Richter Gets Slapped

ICANN’s Compliance team have sent a breach notice to registrar Dynamic Dolphin. Why? They’ve got three issues with them: Legal issues with company officers Failure to comply with the domain transfer policy (IRTP) Not providing registration agreements to registrants The first one, however, is probably the “meatiest” of the lot. Scott Richter has a rather […]

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ICANN Publish Data Retention Waiver Details

ICANN has published details of the process that registrars signing the 2013 RAA will need to follow in order to be granted a waiver. Under the 2013 contract registrars will have to collect and retain a lot more data in relation to their customers, which could be in conflict with national laws governing data protection […]

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