On an anonymous blog today, allegations of a security flaw in the .AS Registry which was supposed to allow anyone to take control of any .AS domain were promoted by the blogger.
Responding to the allegation, Stephen Deerhake, for the AS Domain Registry said today:
"The report is inaccurate, misleading and sexed-up to the max".
"While it is true that in January of this year we received a report of an issue, that issue related to the legacy registrar system, NOT to the backend Rgistry system. At no time was the Registry system itself in jeopardy".
"Most domain names in .AS are now managed by registrars using EPP, and this system is not involved in any way. To suggest otherwise is scaremongering."
Mr Deerhake went on to explain: "We fixed the potential issue back in February with the legacy Registrar system before any problems arose. There was never any potential for unauthorized changes to domain name information, as the Legacy Registrar system is a manual system."
Internationalized Domain Name Support
AS Domain Registry is pleased to announce that Internationalized Domain Names (IDN) may now be registered. A list of the IDN characters that are supported can be found here.
To register your .AS domain name we ask that you please read the .AS domain name policy and to submit your application for the registration of your chosen name.
The annual price to register your .AS domain is US$50.00 with the first two years payable in advance ($100.00). The listed Billing Contact for your .AS domain will receive an invoice via email for US$50.00 per year to renew your domain approximately 23 months after your domain is first registered to you.
Whois serversTo check for a domain, please enter the domain name here: Please note that this is a guide only.
|General ccTLD Policy Inquiries: email@example.com|
General Registry related (non-policy), billing, and technical inquiries:
|T.||+45 69 91 85 21|||||T.||+47 21 01 89 84|
|T.||+1 212 334 3660|||||F.||+1 212 656 1982|