[ALAC] Verisign Service Request - Malware monitoring and Malicious site takedown
Salanieta T. Tamanikaiwaimaro
salanieta.tamanikaiwaimaro at gmail.com
Wed Oct 12 04:03:29 UTC 2011
On Wed, Oct 12, 2011 at 3:48 PM, Salanieta T. Tamanikaiwaimaro <
salanieta.tamanikaiwaimaro at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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
>> 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
>> 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 12 October 2011 03:20, Alan Greenberg <alan.greenberg at mcgill.ca>
>> > 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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