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

    …. The other .hotel applicants are Travel Reservations, Famous Four Media, Radix, Minds + Machines, Donuts and Fegistry. ICANN is now pressing HTLD for more specific information about Krischenowski’s relationship with HTLD at specific times over the last few years, in a letter (pdf) published last night, so it appears that its overdue investigation is not yet complete. Tweet Tagged: .hotel, afilias, dotberlin, gdd, glitch, hacking, hotel top-level domain, htld, ICANN, portal …

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  • .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…

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  • ICANN reveals 12 more data breaches

    … to the account of Dirk Krischenowski, CEO of dotBerlin. ICANN said last night that its investigation is now over. Related posts: .berlin CEO prime suspect in ICANN data breach Most ICANN new gTLD breaches were over a year ago Dumb ICANN bug revealed secret financial data to new gTLD applicants …

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  • Donuts: glitch revealed price we would pay for gTLDs

    … belonging to any applicant. ICANN discovered the problem in February, two years after the portal launched. The results of a security audit were revealed in late April. But it was not until late May that it emerged that only one person, dotBerlin CEO Dirk Krischenowski, was suspected by ICANN of having deliberately viewed data belonging to others…

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  • .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…

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  • .berlin rockets to 116k on free domain offer

    … A promotion from dotBERLIN saw .berlin more than double its registration count yesterday, as speculators (apparently) swooped to claim over 67,000 free domain names. The new gTLD ended the day with 115,966 domains in its zone, up 67,347 or 138% on the day. That makes it the number two new gTLD again, snipping at the heels of .xyz, which has…

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