ICANN loses its domain name

This is just too funny, especially if you’ve had your domain name mistakenly given or sold to someone else.

Domain names get away temporarily
— Houston Chronicle2

This doesn’t sound good: The nonprofit agency in charge of the Internet’s addresses recently lost track of its own.

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, or ICANN, said it happened when an Internet registration company it oversees got fooled into transferring the domain names to someone else.

ICANN’s domain names were restored within 20 minutes. Because many directories retain information for a day or two, visitors could have been redirected to an unauthorized site for longer.

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