Owning a name

Collin Anderson collin at averysmallbird.com
Wed Jul 30 23:17:26 UTC 2014

An update, apparently writs of attachment were sent for not only .ir, but
also .sy and .kp ccTLDs as well, based on separate cases related to support
for terrorism. ICANN has filed a motion to quash the writs and taken the
position that the domains are not assets.

Court Documents:

On Fri, Jun 27, 2014 at 1:54 AM, Mark Rudholm <mark at rudholm.com> wrote:

> On 06/26/2014 10:14 PM, Collin Anderson wrote:
>> On Thu, Jun 26, 2014 at 10:00 PM, John Levine <johnl at iecc.com> wrote:
>>  I've been looking for the case in PACER, and don't see
>>> anything filed this year against ICANN so the case doesn't even exist.
>>>  Seth Charles Ben HAIM, et al., Plaintiffs, v. The ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF
>> IRAN,
>> et al., Defendants. Civil Action No. 02-1811 (RCL)
> It seems to me that even if the ccTLD delegations were removed from the
> root DNS zone, all sysadmins in Iran would just add the ns.irnic.ir NS
> record to their cache, effectively ignoring ICANN.  I bet a lot of
> sysadmins outside Iran would do the same thing, since it makes sense to
> refer to IRNIC for Iranian DNS regardless of any court ruling.
> Similarly, they'd just keep using their current network numbers. It's not
> like ARIN would be able to give them to someone else. Nobody would want
> them.  And a lot of us would continue to route those numbers to Iran.
> Courts have shown time and again that they don't understand that ICANN is
> a coordinator, not an authority.

*Collin David Anderson*
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