Domain shut downs by Registrar?

Christopher Morrow morrowc.lists at gmail.com
Fri Dec 3 12:16:52 CST 2010


On Fri, Dec 3, 2010 at 1:10 PM, David Conrad <drc at virtualized.org> wrote:
> On Dec 3, 2010, at 5:49 AM, Christopher Morrow wrote:
>> thanks... so, in this case, why did they take this action?
>
> When folks with guns and little sense of humor show up at your door with a sealed court ordered warrant relating to resources you have direct authority over, would you tell them to talk to a retailer for that resource?  Oh, and don't forget VeriSign has a contract (cooperative agreement? whatever) involving the USG for the administration of COM/NET.
>

yup, convenient.

>> why didn't they push the action to the registrar? or did they and the registrar
>> refused to comply? (potentially because the domains weren't violating
>> a TOS?)
>
> The registrar in question (GoDaddy) claims no one came to them and they had no idea what was going on (although that didn't stop them from blaming ICANN).
>

ha, why does the USG insist on making things difficult? and making the
com/net/icann look like a kangaroo-court?
(or that's my perception at times...)

>> I suppose though, on the good side, we can expect the Verisign folks
>> to now shutdown other domains we bring to their attention as
>> malware/spamware/etc without protest?
>
> "Got Warrant?"

yea... so I wonder if the NCFTA folks would pony up warrants for
things like the content highlighted by www.abuse.ch ?

-chris




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