[ALAC] Verisign Service Request - Malware monitoring and Malicious site takedown
Salanieta T. Tamanikaiwaimaro
salanieta.tamanikaiwaimaro at gmail.com
Wed Oct 12 03:48:36 UTC 2011
There are some interesting commentaries published on this:
On Wed, Oct 12, 2011 at 3:46 PM, Jean-Jacques Subrenat <
jj.subrenat at welho.com> wrote:
> *Thank you Alan for pointing this out. *
> *The proposal under consideration illustrates the approach of many large
> companies today, calling for self-regulation to replace a proper regulatory
> body acting in the public interest. We've seen how Greenspan, Paulson and
> others, by playing down the regulatory duties of the US federal government
> over the years, have allowed widespread disaster in the financial sector,
> with incalculable consequences for taxpayers worldwide.*
> *Verisign's proposal brings up questions which have been well formulated by
> the commentators Alan has pointed to (Kirikos, Jeftovic) and which should
> also be looked at from a (higher) policy standpoint: *
> *- to what extent can a private company be allowed to exercise regulatory
> duties, against payment?*
> *- the proposed mechanism carries the risk of collateral damage to
> legitimate entities and users.
> *Alan, I support your call for ALAC to adopt and make known its position on
> On 12 October 2011 03:20, Alan Greenberg <alan.greenberg at mcgill.ca> wrote:
> > Verisign has requested ICANN permission to offer a new service under
> > the Registry Service Evaluation Process (RSTEP).
> > There are two services described within the proposed Verisign
> > Anti-Abuse Domain Use Policy.
> > - Periodic scans of websites to identify possible malware
> > - An anti-abuse policy and procedures to take down sites that violate
> > the policy.
> > They would be applicable to the .com, .net and .name TLDs managed by
> > Verisgin.
> > The full request can be seen at
> > ,
> > and there are articles about the request at
> > and
> > .
> > There are already a few comments on the service - see
> > http://forum.icann.org/lists/registryservice/.
> > In theory, ICANN could approve the service in as little as two weeks
> > from today. However, in this case I suspect that a longer time will
> > be allowed, and perhaps a formal Public Comment period will also be
> > As you will see from the news articles and the early comments, there
> > are a number of issues involved here and the ALAC may well want to
> > comment on this Service Request.
> > Alan
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