by Mike Masnick
Tue, May 10th 2011 3:13pm
Via Boing Boing comes the news that the Intellectual Property Constituency has added a clause to the proposal to renew VeriSign's management of the .net TLD that would require VeriSign to censor domains using a totally untested "rapid suspension" system. As Domainwire notes, this puts in place a controversial and untested policy for effectively seizing domain names. No wonder the "Intellectual Property" folks want it. ICANN is still seeking comments on this proposal, but needs to hear them today, sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Update: To clarify, the Boing Boing post incorrectly suggested this was about domain seizures. We were careful to make it clear that this wasn't about seizures, but some have been confused. To clarify even further, this is about suspending domain names on accusations of trademark infringement, rather than going through a standard, more detailed, process to protest the use of certain domain names...
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