Australian Court Slams Bottle Domains' Lax Security
The Victorian Supreme Court has chastised Bottle Domains for its "extraordinary indifference to the effect of credit card fraud on its victims" over attempts to downplay to customers the seriousness of a security breach.
The domain registrar had its accreditation terminated by the domain name regulator auDA in April when it emerged the company didn't disclose a 2007 security breach.
iTnews has contacted Bottle owner Nicholas Bolton for comment.
The incident came to light after Bottle Domains suffered a more serious incident last January in which its database was hacked and sold on the internet.
AuDA said Bottle's failure to notify it at the time of the earlier incidents breached its obligations and was grounds for termination of its registrar agreement, which would mean Bottle would no longer be able to sell domain names or continue trading as a domain name registrar.