Panic at Panix - ISP domain hijacked

Posted on Monday, January 17 2005 @ 17:53 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
The New York internet service provider Panix had some major problems yesterday. It was working very hard to recover its domain name and e-mail services after an apparent hijacking.

Friday the ownership of the domain was moved to a company in Australia, the domain name server (DNS) records were transferred to the U.K. and all e-mail was redirected to a company in Canada.
"We are pulling our hair out here," said the representative, who spoke on condition of anonymity.

It is unclear how the domain could have been transferred without the consent of the owner, and the representative expressed frustration with the domain registrars.

"The registrars have not been as cooperative as common sense would dictate," the representative said.
Read more at Cnet

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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