Microsoft, Facebook and Others Demand ICANN Take a Closer Look at Questionable Registrars

By CircleID Reporter

Adobe, Facebook, Microsoft and eBay are among a group of leading companies demanding ICANN to take a closer look at an "immediate and urgent matter" involving a subset of questionable domain name registrars. Kevin Murphy of Domain Incite reports: "The ad hoc coalition, calling itself the Independent Compliance Working Party, wrote to ICANN last week to ask why the organization is not making better use of statistical data to bring compliance actions against the small number of companies that see the most abuse. AlpNames, the Gibraltar-based registrar under common ownership with new gTLD portfolio registry Famous Four Media, is specifically singled out in the group's letter." Independent Compliance Working Party has suggested the development of a data-driven roadmap for compliance based on key information and statistics.

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