Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Australia: Bottle Domains Dumped by auDA Over Security Breach

Ry Crozier writes on ITNews.com.au:

The Australian domain name administrator has ruled out a review of its registrar agreements in the wake of its decision to terminate Bottle Domains accreditation today over a security breach.

auDA took the action after it emerged Bottle may have hidden the hacking of its database for almost two years.

A spokesperson for Bottle was "not available" for comment.

The termination has left Bottle resellers such as Melbourne-based Cove "between a rock and a hard place" - with Cove, Bottle's largest reseller, now making a play to become a registrar in its own right.

Bottle, which counts some 11,000 registrants as customers, is the subject of an ongoing investigation by the Australian Federal Police after it was revealed in February that usernames and passwords had been compromised in a ‘security breach'.

It has now emerged, however, that the February ‘breach' may not have been the first.

More here.


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