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[ga] Court Upholds Decision to Revoke Bottle Domains' Registrar Accreditation

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  • Subject: [ga] Court Upholds Decision to Revoke Bottle Domains' Registrar Accreditation
  • From: "Jeffrey A. Williams" <jwkckid1@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 29 Sep 2009 17:06:24 -0500 (GMT-05:00)


  Seems that ICANN failed to act preciptiously so auDA did.  One can only wonder
what the SSAC was doing or not doing that it perhaps should have been.


(September 26 & 28, 2009)
Last week, an Australian court upheld a decision made by the Australian
Domain Name Administrator (auDA) to terminate domain registrar Bottle
Domains' accreditation after the company failed to disclose a data
security breach that occurred in 2007.  That issue was unearthed when
information from the Bottle Domains database was stolen and sold on the
Internet.  The court noted Bottle Domains' "extraordinary indifference
to the effect of credit card fraud on its victims."  Company owner
Nicholas Bolton appears to have "acknowledged that it was his consistent
position that no warning should be given to registrants concerning the
possible misuse of their credit card details until further information
was received from the [Australian Federal Police]."  The compromised
data include credit card details of 25,000 Bottle Domains customers.


Jeffrey A. Williams
Spokesman for INEGroup LLA. - (Over 294k members/stakeholders strong!)
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