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British govt wants a "global method of domain take-down and removal."

Cyber cop wants Whois privacy shake-up Kevin Murphy , March 7, 2010, 13:32:28 (UTC), Domain Policy Registrars should be made to police Whois so cops can take down illegal sites faster, even if domain name prices have to go up as a result, ICANN’s Government Advisory Committee has been told. Speaking at the GAC hearing on new gTLDs in Nairobi this afternoon, Paul Hoare of the UK’s Serious and Organised Crime Agency called for a “global method of domain take-down and removal”. Registrars should be obliged to vet registrants’ Whois details for accuracy, and ICANN should be obliged to vet registrars, he said. Proxy privacy services could continue, he said, but police want a single, global agreement that ICANN would sign with registries and registrars, modelled on the existing RAA contract. Such an agreement would make it easier for police to quickly have sites taken down based...

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