IEDR issued a statement yesterday in relation to the hijacking of google.ie and yahoo.ie The statement (IEDR_Statement_F_issued_9_November_2012) which is included below admits that their site was compromised and that the registrar was not to blame. IEDR has concluded an investigation by the company and external security consultants of an unauthorised intrusion into the … [Read more...] about IEDR Issue Statement About Security Incident
The IEDR websites are currently unavailable. However this time there is a holding page which carries a simple explanatory message: IEDR systems are currently unavailable. We apologise for the inconvenience to our customers. As you may be aware, there was a security incident on Tuesday 9th October, involving two high profile .ie domains. There was an unauthorised … [Read more...] about IEDR Take Website Offline Following High Profile Domain Hijacks
This could prove to be quite embarrassing. It looks like IEDR have allowed the nameservers for the domain google.ie to be updated to point to a 3rd party and away from Google. Effectively this means that google.ie and any services that rely on it are currently not working. Here's the current whois record for Google.ie. Note the rather odd nameservers: whois … [Read more...] about IEDR Lose Google.ie?
The .kz registry (Kazakhstan) recently contacted domain registrants informing them that they needed to host their domains "in country". They have since clarified that the rules will only apply to new registrations and not to existing domains. (via MailClub) Seemingly this is their idea of how to develop their country's internet industry and infrastructure! Here's their … [Read more...] about .Kz Registry Clarifies Position On Nameservers
Google's ongoing dispute with China has taken an interesting twist.The internet giant is no longer using its .cn domain. If you go to google.cn you will get redirected to google.com.hk - Google Hong Kong.Now while the world is watching the big question remains. Will anyone in China's government really care?Related articles by ZemantaGoogle 99.9 Percent Sure To Shut Down … [Read more...] about Google.cn Is No More