Domain shut downs by Registrar?

mikea mikea at
Fri Dec 3 09:57:55 CST 2010

On Fri, Dec 03, 2010 at 10:49:47AM -0500, Christopher Morrow wrote:

> On Fri, Dec 3, 2010 at 10:45 AM, John R. Levine <johnl at> wrote:

> >>> We do remember, don't we, that the domain that started this discussion
> >>> were shut down by Verisign, the registry, not a registrar?

> >> interesting that in THIS case the registry just took the action, was
> >> the domain registered through their registrar arm?

> > They haven't had a registrar arm since they spun off Network Solutions in
> > 2002.

> thanks... so, in this case, why did they take this action? 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?)

> 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?

Without a doubt. 

And all the pigs have been fueled and serviced, and are in all respects
ready for flight.

Mike Andrews, W5EGO
mikea at
Tired old sysadmin 

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