Thursday, March 12, 2015

ICANN denies it has power to stop reported domain-name abuse

Extract: "The registrar-accreditation agreement between ICANN and the registrars—the companies responsible for domain-name registration—gives ICANN enforcement powers to stop reported domain-name abuse, says a law-enforcement official with knowledge of the issue. But ICANN denies that it has that power. “ICANN is not a regulatory authority or a law-enforcement agency,” says Gwen Carlson, the agency’s communications director. “We do not regulate content, and we do not have broad general rights to police domain-name abuse".

Source: http://www.wsj.com/articles/now-cybercriminals-are-misappropriating-businesses-web-addresses-1426120840.

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