Judge Won't Shut Down Spamhaus
from the too-extreme dept
While Spamhaus has finally agreed to get involved in the lawsuit it lost by not showing up, there was plenty of concern about whether or not the judge would follow the plaintiff's recommendation that the court demand ICANN (or someone else) pull Spamhaus' domain name. Turns out there's nothing to worry about. Michael Geist points to a posting on the ICANN site that the judge has denied the request from e360, saying that the punishment was "too broad to be warranted under the circumstances." Beyond that, the judge noted that ICANN (and registrar Tucows) have nothing to do with Spamhaus and therefore, it had no right to bring them into the case. Finally, the judge pointed out that it made no sense to completely shut down Spamhaus, since the site does plenty of perfectly legal things that would be unfairly shut down in doing so. In other words, the judge understood what was going on here and Spamhaus lives on.