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Red-faced ICANN has delayed its new generic top-level domains programme again as it struggles to deal with the fallout of a security bug that exposed confidential data about applicants. The internet overseer also confirmed it was first warned of a data leak vulnerability in mid-March, weeks before it eventually pulled the plug …

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$180k for an application...

... but no attention to spare for confidentiality.

Sure, it's a glitch, an oversight. Not the sort you'd accept from people you pay that much, though, not with these stakes.

(Leaving the criticisms aside of the overall idea. Or maybe them going ahead with a foolhardy plan despite strong opposition, out of what, possibly simple greed, is actually relevant? You decide.)

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loadsamoney!

Don't forget that on top of the $185,000 application fee the applicant has to pony up either an Irrevocable Letter of Credit to ICANN of $300,000 or put that amount of cash into an escrow account with them. So in reality, an application costs $485,000 up front.

Not exactly small beer!

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Black Helicopters

In their interest not to fix it?

Damn, I bet ICANN are gutted that they may potentially have to run extra auctions and thus make loads more money.

Quite a good return for having poor security.

I bet banks wish security flaws worked to their advantage like that.

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wow

All I can say with an organization like ICANN is people seem to be fine as individuals usually but get them together in a group and their is no limit to the stupidity, evil and general buggery they can commit. None of us are as dumb as all of us.

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Suddenly the reason for new TLDs becomes $180,000 clearer. And what does ICANN plan to do with all this new found money?

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Hmmmmm

I wonder if California's Security Breach Notification Law applies here?

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