On Saturday the site displayed a hacked hacked home page stating that it had been “owned” but that no files were deleted. On Sunday visitors encountered a message saying the site was down for maintenance.
The .name top-level domain was introduced in 2001, designed for individuals and families to register domains like “mylastname.name.” On Jan. 14 it will become a second level TLD, structurally and technically identical to .com and .net. “Allowing second level domain registrations will greatly facilitate sales processes and product management for Registrars and resellers worldwide and will enable all ICANN Accredited Registrars to sell .name using their existing systems and products,” according to Global Name.
The Netcraft Network Examination is an automated vulnerability test of Internet-connected networks which checks for new security vulnerabilities and configuration errors caused by system and network maintenance.