Moniker has just released the following statement acknowledging an “unauthorized release of customer data” by a Moniker Employee:
“”Moniker has learned that one of its employees violated company policy by distributing customer data for a single domain name registration. The employee has been placed on administrative leave while the company further reviews the matter.
“”Only one employee and one customer registration were involved. However, unauthorized data access of any kind, no matter how large or small, is an issue taken very seriously by Moniker and by its parent company, Oversee.net, and is being addressed directly.”"
Based on the information contained in Ricks post and the above statement, I think the employee should have been named, fired and Moniker should have immediately implemented a policy that would prevent any future “unauthorized data release” by denying access to such information.
If people place their names under privacy, sometimes paying extra for the privilege, they should receive privacy.
Domains under Privacy should only be disclosure as and if required by law, such as under a UDRP or court order.
With over 3 days to go the high bid sits at $12,505.
What makes this an interesting one, is that the site on the domain was a popular tech blog which was covered by Technorati.com which had to say about it:
“”"Rich Internet Applications are all the rage these days – Ajax, Silverlight, Flex and Apollo are making headlines. This blog goes beyond the buzz to showcase what companies are doing, right now, these technologies, and highlights their applications.”"
Actually the blog was RIA Pedia with RIA standing for “Rich Internet Applications”
As you might expect with a domain that used to be a popular blog there are a ton of backlinks 18,953 according to one report, a Page Rank of 7.
By comparison, Thedomains.com only has a page rank of 6 and DomainNameWire.com has a PR of 5.
And the domain is only 4 years old.
RIApedia was run by Mike Potter, who works for Adobe Systems Inc.
Interestingly Godaddy appraises the domain as worth only at $126.
Most of you know the original registrant still has time to redeem his domain after the auction but its sure in interesting domain.
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