ICANN's Generic Names Supporting Organisation (GNSO) has formed a working group to consider changes to the domain transfer process to enhance security and reduce hijacking. The working group consists of registrars, aftermarket players, domainers and other members of the ICANN Community. The group published its preliminary recommendations at the ICANN meeting in … [Read more...] about Domain Transfers – Domain Hijacking – Make Your Voice Heard
You'll have to excuse me for the Shakespeare quote, but something is rotten in the state of Denmark.While talking to some of the people involved with the Danish domain industry it becomes evident that there is something something seriously wrong with how .dk handles disputes.A recent case revolved around the domain orango.dkThe domain had been registered for nearly 10 years … [Read more...] about Something is rotten in the state of Denmark : Danish Dispute Policies Allow Reverse Hijacks?
I mentioned the issue facing Solidhost a while back. Although the legal proceedings are still ongoing the Dutch company have managed to regain control of the domain name in the interim.In a post on the company's forum Andre van Vliet was very candid about what was going on:As of today we have recovered our domain solidhost.com - it now belongs to us again and is completely … [Read more...] about Solidhost Saga Continues
Normally when I see headlines about companies suing registrars I have to read "more" to find out what has happened. In the case of SolidHost that isn't the case, as I've been following this story quite closely over the last couple of weeks.Around 7pm on August 4th Solidhost sent their clients an email saying that their site was unavailable as the domain had been hijacked.They … [Read more...] about Solid Host To Sue Enom and Namecheap