30 Jul '14, 1pm

ICANN Responds To Seizure Order of The .IR Registry, saying ccTLD’s Are Not Property

A couple of weeks ago we told you that the attorney for the victims of a terrorist attack got a federal court to order the seizure of the .IR domain registry which is the ccTLD for Iran to help satisfy a judgement the victims held against the republic of Iran. As first reported by webpronews.com , (The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) told a U.S. federal court in the District of Columbia, that ccTLD (country code Top-Level Domains ) can’t be considered property and therefore it can’t be attached by plaintiffs. ICANN General Counsel and Secretary John Jeffrey filed various Motion to Quash in the US federal court and ICANN’s memorandum in support of its motion is 289 pages. “While we sympathize with what plaintiffs may have endured, ICANN’s role in the domain name system has nothing to do with any property of the countries involved.” We explained in our M...

Full article: http://www.thedomains.com/2014/07/30/icann-responds-to-se...

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