Europe's domain registry being hijacked, GoDaddy says

IDG News Service |  Networking

The registry for the new .eu domain has booked 1.4 million Web addresses since Friday morning -- but one registrar has accused the group that runs it of inept organization, allowing companies to cheat the system by setting up bogus registrars to work on their behalf.

"What happens when you match an inept registry with crafty businessmen? The answer is a really large scam," Bob Parsons, chief executive officer of domain name registrar GoDaddy.com Inc., wrote in his weblog.

Eurid vzw, which runs the registry, required registrars to apply for accreditation before the "landrush" phase of registrations began. Would-be registrars had only to declare that they are an individual business applying for a single accreditation, agree to offer registrations to all their customers on an equal basis, and make a deposit of at least

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