For the first time since the new gTLD program was launched and ICANN started adding new suffixes like .XYZ or .LONDON to the Internet root, one of companies it had granted the right to operate these new top level domains to has seen that right revoked.
As the registry operator for .WED, Atgron Inc. apparently experienced a technical problem which led ICANN to take the unprecedented step of taking .WED away and asking one of its Emergency Back-End Registry Operators (EBERO) to take over.
ICANN has 3 approved EBERO operators, the China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC), the CORE Association and UK registry Nominet. In this instance, Nominet was asked to step in and ensure .WED stays up and running.
It is not known why Nominet were chosen for this specific EBERO case rather than the other two providers.