2013 Raa

  • ICANN: we won’t force registrars to suspend domains

    … office Allen Grogan. The decision will please registrars but will come as a blow to the likes of music and movie studios and those who fight to shut down dodgy internet pharmacies. Grogan yesterday published his interpretation of the 2013 Registrar Accreditation Agreement, specifically the section (3.18) that obliges registrars to “investigate…

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  • Is the Defending Internet Freedom Act pro-crime?

    …) consequences for such activities including suspension of the domain name. It’s convoluted, but it basically indirectly forces (via registrars) new gTLD domain registrants to, for example, agree to not infringe copyright. The PIC is paired with a provision (3.18) of the 2013 Registrar Accreditation Agreement that requires all registrars…

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  • Two legit registrars held to account for lack of abuse tracking

    … the current number, presumably including ccTLD names, is 53,350). It’s becoming increasingly clear that registrars under the 2013 RAA are going to be held to account by ICANN to the somewhat vague requirements of 3.18.1, and that logging communications with abuse reports is now a must. Related posts: IP Mirror rapped for failing to deal with abuse Four registrars terminated Registrars not happy with VeriSign abuse plans …

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  • Big registrar dumps .uk — a glimpse of Christmas future?

    … addresses, such as checking whether the street and postal code exist in the given city, but there’s no requirement for domains to be suspended if these checks fail. Where the 2013 RAA does require suspension is when the registrant fails to verify their email address (or, less commonly, phone number), which as we’ve seen over the last year leads…

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  • .health backer has cop-like takedown powers for all gTLDs in Japan

    … as noteworthy that a private enterprise has been given the same powers under the 2013 RAA as law enforcement and government consumer protection agencies — and it’s not even in its home territory. Horton told DI today that while LegitScript is legally based in the US and has offices in the EU, only Japan has so far formally granted it 3.18.2 powers…

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  • IP Mirror rapped for failing to deal with abuse

    … Here’s something you don’t see every day: a corporate brand management registrar getting smacked by an ICANN breach notice. Singapore-based registrar IP Mirror has been sent a warning by ICANN Compliance about a failure to respond to abuse complaints filed by law enforcement, which appears to be another first. Under the 2013 Registrar…

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  • US-based Moniker gets Euro data retention waiver

    … is based in Luxembourg, but the waiver request was granted because complying with the 2013 RAA could violate German privacy law and Moniker’s data is stored in Germany. ICANN said: Registrar’s technical backend services provider as well as data storage and collection occur on servers hosted and operated in Germany, and is subject to German law…

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  • ICANN terminates billion-dollar gTLD applicant over unpaid $3,000 bill

    … Telefonica Brasil, part of the massive Telefonica group of telecoms companies, has lost its registrar accreditation after failing to pay its ICANN fees. The company, which had revenue last year of $14.6 billion, is facing termination of its Registrar Accreditation Agreement over the pitiful sum of $3,082.12. It’s also embarrassing because…

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