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    Membership Issues ICANN At Large sites hacked, embalmed
    posted by tbyfield on Sunday April 21 2002, @07:29AM

    fnord writes "Former Executive Director of the ICANN At Large Study Committee Denise Michel has announced that the at large public forum will close on April 30 and the atlargestudy.org site will freeze to an archived state, like some exotic, now-extinct insect embedded in amber. Meanwhile Joop Teernstra's Unofficial At-Large Bootstrap site has had its shoelaces tied together by hackers just as elections were getting underway. [If indeed it was hacked, and I'm certainly inclined to credit the scrupulous fnord, it has since been fixed. -- tbyfield]"

    icannatlarge.com is, at the time of writing, serving up a simple text page stating in total:

    XPaXO was here ... некоторые расписываются на стенах, некоторые в лифтах, а мы решили расписываться на чужих страничках! Skinheads must die 4ever like Gitler. Wanna know bugs?! Mail to hacked@xpaxo.net ... gr33tz 2 RootTeam : Xarth, dev0id, LynX. [KHC] : NOXious, .lamoz ... and other peoples
    The server reports:

    Apache/1.3.19 (Unix) FrontPage/
    Last-Modified: Sat, 20 Apr 2002 11:55:03 GMT

    As the election schedule specifies: All members signed up before 12:00 GMT, April 19, 2002 will receive an email ballot form it seems that, unlike ICANN's own botched attempt at online 'member' signups, no-one will be disenfranchised.

    One can still access the icannatlarge.com front page (and full site) via here. The hackers replaced the root index.html file but not the root index.htm file. While xpaxo.net is a ][ack0r site (largely in Russian but registered to someone in Ventura, California) that takes credit for various hacks, it hasn't yet copped to this one. -g

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    Re: ICANN At Large sites hacked, embalmed
    by dtobias (dan@tobias.name) on Sunday April 21 2002, @10:30AM (#5924)
    User #2967 Info | http://domains.dan.info/
    I've never had that good a feeling about the cluefulness of whoever is in charge of the "unofficial ICANN at large" site, given that this noncommercial project has a domain name ending in .com, which tends to be the hallmark of marketroids rather than people with some clue about domain name structure, who would know that .org is more appropriate for such cases.
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    Re: ICANN At Large sites hacked, embalmed
    by tlr (reversethis-{gro.tsixe-ton-seod} {ta} {relsseor}) on Monday April 22 2002, @02:11AM (#5929)
    User #34 Info | http://log.does-not-exist.org/
    Details are available in this posting from Joop Teernstra.
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    Re: ICANN At Large sites hacked, embalmed
    by fnord ({groy2k} {at} {yahoo.com}) on Monday April 22 2002, @09:20AM (#5931)
    User #2810 Info
    xpaxo.net is now replying:

    HTTP/1.1 403 Forbidden
    Server: Apache/1.3.23 (Unix) PHP/4.1.2 FrontPage/

    Some have questioned the amount of money spent to date for the icannatlarge.com site and who is receiving it. As the hack seems to have exploited the free forum software, perhaps you get what you pay for. And perhaps the *.com designation is more appropriate than *.org. -g

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