Dotberlin

  • Afilias takes over .hotel, sidelines Krischenowski over hacking claims

    … will become the sole shareholder of HTLD. The move is linked to claims that Krischenowski exploited a glitch in ICANN’s new gTLD applicants’ portal to access confidential financial and technical information belonging to rival .hotel applicants. These competing applicants have ganged up to demand that HTLD should lose its rights to .hotel, which…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 15 readers -
  • .hotel fight gets nasty with “criminal” hacking claims

    … A group of would-be .hotel gTLD registries have called on ICANN to reject the winning applicant’s bid or be complicit in “criminal acts”. The group, which includes Travel Reservations, Famous Four Media, Radix, Minds + Machines, Donuts and Fegistry is threatening to file a second Independent Review Process complaint unless ICANN complies with its…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 14 readers -
  • ICANN reveals 12 more data breaches

    … Twelve more new gTLD applicants have been found to have exploited a glitch in ICANN’s new gTLD portal to view fellow applicants’ data. ICANN said last night that it has determined that all 12 access incidents were “inadvertent” and did not disclose personally identifiable information. The revelation follows an investigation that started…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 4 readers -
  • Donuts: glitch revealed price we would pay for gTLDs

    … The recently discovered security vulnerability in one of ICANN’s web sites revealed how much Donuts was willing to pay for contested gTLDs at auction. This worrying claim emerged during a meeting between registries and the ICANN board of directors at ICANN 53 in Buenos Aires yesterday. “We were probably the largest victim of the data breach…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 5 readers -
  • .berlin zone drops off a cliff

    … The number of domains in the .berlin zone file appears to have stabilized after falling off a cliff late last week. The new gTLD, which was an early leader in the space, peaked at 151,295 names on June 10. It was down by 68,841 to 82,481 domains on June 12 and has been relatively flat, down by just a dozen or so domains per day, ever since…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 6 readers -
  • .berlin rockets to 116k on free domain offer

    … seeing registrars sell the names for no more than €5.55 ($7.53). But some registrars are actually offering them for free. InternetX is one such registrar, and it appears to have taken the vast, vast majority of all the new .berlin registrations yesterday. Digging into name server records, it appears that at least 61,000 names were registered via…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 10 readers -
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