Speaking on Deep Background, the Press Secretary whispered:
> ICANN Blames Melbourne IT for Panix Domain Hijacking
ICANN's current RAA (Registrar Accreditation Agreement) lacks a profound
amount of teeth.
I make no judgement but do note:
The CEO of Melbourne IT received a call from the the CEO
of panix.com on Sunday. This was referred to the legal
team which informed the CEO of panix.com that Melbourne
IT staff would first need to investigate the authenticity
of the claims made. Staff performed further checks to
authenticate the request, and reverted the DNS information
to its orginal state as stored in Melbourne IT's systems
around 9:30am on Monday. Melbourne IT also received
calls from Verisign staff on Monday morning (AEST).
In other words, they delayed a full day before acting to mitigate
I also don't see any discussion on what ICANN was during during the
hijack situation; maybe I missed that part.