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.