Domain name regulator auDA moved to terminate Bottle Domains' registrar agreement when it was revealed the company's customer database had been hacked and offered for sale in a black market forum. "Under the terms of the registrar agreement with us they are obliged to inform us of any security breach," auDA CEO Chris Disspain told Risky.Biz in a podcast interview. (Click to hear the full interview.) "That did not happen."
The loss of accreditation would have seen the company stripped of the right to conduct business as a domain name registrar. The domain names of its existing clients would be transferred to auDA itself, which would have acted as an interim registrar.
"[The judge] has stayed those orders for a period of time to allow Bottle to go to the court of appeal and apply... for an injunction pending the hearing of a full appeal," Disspain said.
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