30 Jul '14, 2pm

ICANN tells US Court that ccTLDs are not property and thus cannot be seized: Files Motion to Quash in U.S. leg...

Files Motion to Quash in U.S. legal action aimed at Seizing Top-Level Domains The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has told a U.S. federal court in the District of Columbia, that a country code Top-Level Domain (ccTLD) cannot be considered “property,” and thus cannot be attached by plaintiffs in a lawsuit, who are trying to obtain the assets of countries that they argued have supported terrorism. “We filed a Motion to Quash in the US federal court today, to ensure that the court has the essential information about how the Internet’s domain name system (DNS) works. 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”, said John Jeffrey, ICANN’s General Counsel and Secretary. “We explained in our Motion to Quash, that country code Top-Level D...

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