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 … [Read more...] about ICANN’s Registrar Extranet Taken Offline Due to Security Issues
Archives for May 2014
ICANN has opened a comment period in relation to whois conflicts with local law / data privacy law. Of course anytime ICANN, or anyone else, tries to make any changes to whois policy there are issues. Whois is, for a variety of reasons, an emotive subject. One of the areas that Article 29, several registries located in the EU and a number of registrars (including … [Read more...] about Help ICANN Fix Whois Conflicts With Data Privacy Law!
Nominet's non-executive director elections have been going on for the last few weeks. They have, as usual, been a little controversial, as various parties made accusations against both Nominet, its board, staff and the other candidates (not necessarily in that order and not necessarily by the same people at the same time .. ) This is "normality", though it's not particularly … [Read more...] about Nominet Elections – Big and Small Elected
Calvin Klein are a well known fashion company. The "CK" and Calvin Klein logos are well known. So you'd almost expect a domain dispute involving a domain name with the term "Calvin Klein" in it to be a "slam dunk". However UDRPs and other domain disputes are not quite that predictable as they rely on several factors: the rules trademark law precedent the … [Read more...] about Expletive Renders UDRP Complaint Void
OVH, a French registrar and hosting provider, has been sent a breach notice by ICANN. The registrar had not updated its whois format to be compliant with the 2013 RAA. So for example, a whois lookup on ovh.net currently returns: # local time : Friday, 16-May-2014 15:22:25 CEST # gmt time : Friday, 16-May-2014 13:22:25 GMT # last modify : … [Read more...] about OVH Pulled Up By ICANN Due To Whois Format