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?

    … The Defending Internet Freedom Act of 2015, introduced to the US Congress last month, contains a provision that could be interpreted as pro-pron, pro-piracy or even just pro-crime. The act is designed to prevent the US giving up its oversight of ICANN/IANA unless certain quite strict conditions are met. It’s a revised version of a bill…

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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?

    … said are “buggy”. With the introduction of direct second-level registration under .uk, Nominet introduced a new requirement that all new domains must have a UK address in the Whois for legal service, even if the registrant is based overseas. According to its web site, Nominet checks registrant addresses against the Royal Mail Postcode Address…

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

    … as complaints from the Japanese police, when made to registrars that have an office in Japan, even if they’re headquartered elsewhere. IP Mirror, which was recently acquired by CSC Digital Brand Services, is based in Singapore but has an office in Tokyo. As far as I can tell, most of the top 10 registrars do not have offices in Japan. KeyDrive (Moniker…

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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 is applying for the new gTLD .vivo, its consumer brand in Brasil, which will require it to sign a Registry Agreement with ICANN. I don’t think the loss of the RAA affects the company’s ability to get its gTLD contracted and delegated. According to ICANN (pdf), Telefonica also failed to comply with the Registrar Information Specification…

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