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
Online and offline
ICANN took the online application system for new TLDs applicants offline 10 days ago. 10 days. I have to repeat that, because it's not something I or anyone else expected. It's been quite interesting to watch how people have been reacting to the issue. Some people have been highly critical of the organisation (Yes - I wasn't exactly forgiving either), while others have been … [Read more...] about ICANN CEO Being A Bit Too Quiet About New TLD Application System Downtime?
ICANN's new TLD application system is still offline and could remain so for the rest of the week. The latest update from ICANN staff published last night which, unfortunately, doesn't give much clarity in relation to timelines. The only time mentioned is 2359 this Friday, but that's in relation to providing an update - not actually re-opening the system. Here's the full … [Read more...] about New TLD Application System Offline Until?