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Panix's domain name Hijacked
posted by michael on Monday January 17 2005, @06:29AM

NW writes "According to a CNET story, a Slashdot post and, the main domain name of Panix, an ISP in NYC, has been transferred under strange circumstances to someone else without their permission. There is also a second report of a similar incidents at the same registrar. Verisign has refused to help so far."

Editor's note: It's fixed now.

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Not the biggest theft
by GeorgeK on Monday January 17 2005, @09:58AM (#14621)
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A bunch of other domains were stolen too, as I discussed on the GA list [], that had significantly more traffic than Panix does (i.e. a top 2000 Alexa site with 500,000+ visitors/day). The key one is being returned now (nameservers restored), but more work needs to be done in order to have registrars be proactive on these issues.
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PANIX issue not the registry's fault
by GideonsLastSon on Monday January 17 2005, @05:31PM (#14622)
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Stating that Verisign 'would not' help may cast a negative light on them where it is not deserved in this situation, and may be somewhat distortive.

It would seem to me more appropriately stated that Verisign 'could not' help, as they would be restricted from stepping in and helping without creating huge liability for themselves the way that the policies work.

This was clearly an issue in the registrar channel, both in cause and in remedy, stemming from the new transfer rules.
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