Domain Name Wire data recovery services to the rescue.
This morning I read Amazon.com’s spirited response to the Governmental Advisory Committee’s advice to kill .amazon.
This afternoon, shortly after Top Level Domain Holdings CEO Antony Van Couvering tweeted about the response, he noticed that the document suddenly disappeared from ICANN’s website.
Indeed, here’s what you’ll see next to .amazon on the GAC advice page:
What happened? It’s hard to say. I didn’t find anything in the response to have potential confidentiality issues.
Alas, whomever deleted it (and it must have been on purpose) did not delete it from the “Download All Response” PDF (thanks Kevin).
Just to be sure though, here’s the missing document (pdf) if you’d like to read it (thanks Jeff).
Amazon’s response was not the only thing to suddenly go missing in the new top level domain world today.
International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR), which is managing string confusion objections, posted an updated listed of decisions.
I started comparing it to my list when I realized there weren’t any new decisions. Instead, one disappeared.
The link to the decision in which Afilias beat Donuts on .pets is gone. The document is still there (if you still have the link from before), but it now shows up as not-yet-decided.
This one is more likely to be a clerical error given the old fashioned way ICDR is managing the “database” of decisions.
Nonetheless, here’s the decision.