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    October 18, 2005

    The ICC's domains

    Ok this isn't really anything about cricket per se. But it is about the ICC.

    The ICC's website redirects to for the cricket rankings, sponsored by a South Korean electronics giant. Several links within that page redirected to! I noticed this several months ago, but I didn't blog about it. Here goes.

    The whois listing for has Benedict Bermange (benedict at as being the registrant. has Sid Lothain (not Lothian?!) as the registrant. The ICC's website is shown as being owned by 'International Cricket Council, Lords Cricket Ground, The Clock Tower, St Johns wood Road, London NW8 8QN, UK' and Mukesh Karsan (mukesh at as being the Technical/Administrative contact.

    Are either of those two affiliated to the ICC? Going by the whois information, there is no evidence to suggest that either of those two work for the ICC. Why does have content from Why isn't the ICC listing it's Dubai address? Will the ICC eventually buy out the domain?

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    Thus spake Jagadish @ 8:29 PM |
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    Benedict Bermange set up for C&L (Coopers & Lybrand) which then became PricewaterhouseCoopers. Thus C&L ratings became PWC Ratings.

    Then PWC/ICC deal happened (I guess! since no Press Release was out) which resulted in ICC taking over the ratings and rebranding that as ICC ratings.

    As to Sid Lothain - I guess he/his agency would have done the programming that went behind the PWC ratings and several queries are still made to his site. was registered when ICC were still at London. It is a bit too much to expect that they would update domain registration records after they moved to Dubai:-)

    By Blogger Badri (24-Oct-2005, 9:17:00 AM)  

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