• Afilias set to get .hotel despite hacking claims

    … Krischenowski accessed competing applicants’ confidential documents via an ICANN web site. Because HTLD had won a Community Priority Evaluation, it should now proceed to contracting, barring any further action from the other six applicants. ICANN’s board said in its August 9 decision: ICANN has not uncovered any evidence that: (i) the information Mr…

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  • 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…

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  • .hotel fight gets nasty with “criminal” hacking claims

    … Dirk Krischenowski, or at least somebody using his credentials, had accessed hundreds of supposedly confidential gTLD application documents on ICANN’s web site. Krischenowski, who has denied any wrongdoing, is also involved with HTLD, though in what capacity appears to be a matter of dispute between ICANN and the rival .hotel applicants…

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