Protect yourself against domain name theft

Monday, 24 January 2005, 12:38 AM EST

The domain name hijacking of panix.com last week highlights a weaknesses in the Internet's registrar system and should serve as a warning to all companies. It could happen to anyone.

Last Saturday, the panix.com domain name, which belongs to the New York Internet service provider Panix, was hijacked. An unauthorized person created an account with an Australian Internet registrar, MelbourneIT, and requested that the domain name be transferred. This resulted in a disruption of e-mail service for about 5,000 of Panix's customers. Essentially, these users were denied access to their e-mail -- some for several days. Once Panix realized what had happened, it advised customers to use panix.net in place of panix.com to get around the problem until it could take back control of the domain name, which it did late Sunday, New York time, when the company in Australia opened for business first thing Monday morning, Australia time.

By Salvatore Salamone at Internet Week.

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