back to article ICANN switches off dot-word admin portal amid security leak scare

Global domain-name overlord ICANN has found another security hole in its systems. This time, confidential data on companies vying for new dot-word domains may have been snooped on by rivals logged into ICANN's catch-all portal – meaning commercially sensitive information as well as important technical details on the internet's …

  1. Mark 85

    And these are the keepers of the faith and protectors of the realm. *

    *Just ask them, they'll tell you they are.

  2. Will Godfrey Silver badge

    I'm so (not) surprised

    Never mind 'Who watches the watchers?', how about 'Who manages the managers?'

  3. Graham Marsden
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    "just five per cent of ICANN's budget...

    " spent on performing the technical job that it was originally created to carry out."

    And that tells you just what a scam the whole dot nonsense business is.

    1. I ain't Spartacus Gold badge

      Re: "just five per cent of ICANN's budget...

      And that's why ICANN have awarded themselves a free gTLD, without the tedious process of applying through the normal process.

      Their new 'secure' portal will be hosted at: www.icann.fuckup

  4. JCitizen

    Perhaps they should be called..


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