[ALAC] Verisign Service Request - Malware monitoring and Malicious site takedown
alan.greenberg at mcgill.ca
Tue Oct 11 19:20:33 UTC 2011
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
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
There are already a few comments on the service - see
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 opened.
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.
More information about the ALAC