09 Apr '15, 7pm

NEWS: #ICANN Reaches out to U.S. Fed Trade Commission and its Canadian counterpart on dot-sucks TLD

NEWS: #ICANN Reaches out to U.S. Fed Trade Commission and its Canadian counterpart on dot-sucks TLD

Recently ICANN received a formal letter [PDF, 238 KB] from Gregory Shatan, President of ICANN's Intellectual Property Constituency (IPC), on behalf of the IPC, asking us to halt the rollout of .SUCKS, a new gTLD operated by Vox Populi Registry Inc. In the letter, the IPC described the proposed business practices and actions of Vox Populi as "illicit" and "predatory, exploitive and coercive." As responsible stewards of the Internet, we take these allegations seriously. ICANN's enforcement ability lies within a contractual framework. We can enforce the terms and conditions of our contracts with registries, but it is the responsibility of governmental regulatory agencies, law enforcement and the courts to police illegal activity. ICANN is not a regulator and we have limited expertise or authority to assess the legality of Vox Populi's activities. Due to the serious nature of ...

Full article: https://www.icann.org/news/blog/beyond-the-contract-partn...

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