Within a day of ICANN's gTLD announcement, ZDNet reports that a Turkish hacking group has hijacked domain names belonging to IANA and ICANN. Interestingly, only thier "alternative" names were hijacked. For example, ICANN.COM and ICANN.NET were, but ICANN.ORG was not. Similarly, IANA.COM was, but IANA.ORG was not. The same group is apparently responsible for other recent high profile domain hijinks as well. One thing all of the hijacked names have in common is their registrar, Register.com, which was apparently able to fix the problem within about 20 minutes. Let's hope the parties involved are up-front enough to explain what happened. See also Zone-H, Circle-ID, and dnssec-deployment. DW