Owning a name
collin at averysmallbird.com
Fri Jun 27 04:40:38 UTC 2014
It might also interest the list that every couple of years ICANN actually
has to apply to the Department of Treasury's OFAC in order to obtain a
license to do business with Iranian parties.
On Thu, Jun 26, 2014 at 9:38 PM, Collin Anderson <collin at averysmallbird.com>
> As best as I and others have been able to discern, the order in question
> is a subpoena to ICANN pertaining to contracts, financial information and
> communications with the Iranian government over their names and addresses.
> The claims of granted control appear to be inaccurate -- all of the
> reporting on the matter have been childish to the extent of saying Dot-Iran
> (.ایران) is in Arabic. The next step would be for ICANN to challenge the
> request, and one might expect that communities such as this one would have
> an opportunity to amicus along the way.
> On Thu, Jun 26, 2014 at 9:20 PM, Bill Woodcock <woody at pch.net> wrote:
>> On Jun 26, 2014, at 9:13 PM, Patrick W. Gilmore <patrick at ianai.net>
>> > On Jun 27, 2014, at 00:07 , Larry Sheldon <LarrySheldon at cox.net> wrote:
>> >> Have not seen much discussion about this.
>> > That would be a horrifically bad precedent to set. I hope this insanity
>> stops before it get started.
>> Anyone have a link to the actual ruling? This URL is to a very
>> positionally-specific interpretation of events, which is fairly
>> disconnected from reality on the ICANN side… It’s quite possible it’s an
>> equally clueless interpretation of the court decision. In any event, even
>> if the court was as clueless as this implies, it won’t go anywhere.
> *Collin David Anderson*
> averysmallbird.com | @cda | Washington, D.C.
*Collin David Anderson*
averysmallbird.com | @cda | Washington, D.C.
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