Tag: Verisign

Austerity is for Suckers as Verisign Locks Up .COM

“2. ICANN OBLIGATIONS. 2.3.2 not unreasonably restrain competition and, to the extent feasible, promote and encourage robust competition;”                               – ICANN Registrar Accreditation Agreement” While the rest of the world faces austerity measures, governments and people are being told to tighten their belts and make do with less. The tech sector’s lot in life is … [Read more]


The Ramifications of US Government Domain Takedowns

When I posted about the bodog.com domain takedown the last thing I expected was for it to have “gone viral” the way it did. Given everything this company has been through and all the issues we’ve commented on (SOPA, Bill C-30, Elephant Snuff, Jotform), this one took the cake and was the most read article … [Read more]


Verisign seizes .com domain registered via foreign Registrar on behalf of US Authorities.

Yesterday Forbes broke the news  that Canadian Calvin Ayre and partners who operate the Bodog online gambling empire have been indicted in the U.S., and in a blog post Calvin Ayre confirmed that their bodog.com domain had been seized by homeland security. As reported in Forbes (hat tip to The Domains for the cite), According to … [Read more]



Verisign domain takedown proposal very worrisome.

Under a proposed Verisign initiative, all .COM/.NET domains exist at the pleasure of the United States government. Verisign just released an overview of their proposed “Anti-Abuse Domain Use Policy” Under ICANN’s Registry Services Evaluation Process. The program’s chief aim is to provide a takedown mechanism of malicious websites distributing malware. In itself, not a bad … [Read more]