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ICANN Says It Is Not an Internet Enforcement Agency

ICANN says domain name issues are not always a matter of contractual compliance… "There remain occasional misconceptions about ICANN's authority. Some appear to believe ICANN is an Internet enforcement agency, with broad power to shut down websites, restrict website content, and penalize Internet users for unethical behavior. This is not the case," says a section from ICANN's July magazine.

Cyndy Aleo-Carreira of The Industry Standard has pointed out that the response appears to be aimed at "scathing commentary from Brian Krebs that appeared on the Washington Post blog, Security Fix, back in May" which suggested majority of spam came from domains registered with false WHOIS information.

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Related topics: Cybercrime, Domain Names, Registry Services, ICANN, Internet Governance, Law, Whois

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