Originally published: May 7, 2012
Last updated: May 7, 2012 - 9:35pm
Rod Beckstrom, president of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), suggested that his group could deny applications for new domain endings if the applicants used a glitch to gain an unfair edge over their competitors.
He noted that ICANN has "ultimate authority" over approving all applications, and said the organization will examine whether any groups used a recent system glitch to look at the applications of their rivals. "If we were concerned with any parties' actions, one could hypothetically imagine that well could be taken into consideration [of whether to approve their applications]," Beckstrom said. He said ICANN officials will be able to tell whether any groups changed their applications after using the glitch to snoop on their competitors.
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