[At-Large] U.S. seizure of .ORG domain name
avri at acm.org
Wed Feb 2 22:36:31 UTC 2011
On 2 Feb 2011, at 17:30, Antony Van Couvering wrote:
> I would support this as well.
> On Feb 2, 2011, at 10:35 AM, Carlton Samuels wrote:
>> I would support this.
>> Btw, the USG has used similar tactics to take down domains that are used for
>> online gaming centred on Antigua in the Caribbean . Online gaming is legal
>> in Antigua but it matters not to US interests.
>> Antigua has sought relief at the WTO on areas of WTO jurisdiction and she
>> has repeatedly prevailed. Still has not mattered to our Uncle Sam.
>> Carlton A Samuels
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>> On Wed, Feb 2, 2011 at 8:58 AM, Adam Peake <ajp at glocom.ac.jp> wrote:
>>> I propose the At Large/ALAC protest the U.S. government's seizure of
>>> domain name Rojadirecta.org.
>>> Rojadirecta is a popular sports streaming and P2P download site.
>>> Rojadirecta is a legitimate Spanish business. Two Spanish courts have
>>> ruled the site operates legally.
>>> It seems the U.S. Government Homeland Security's Immigration and
>>> Customs Enforcement (ICE) division used the TLD as the means of
>>> seizure in an attempt to take down the site. If the action was
>>> against the registrar then a registrant would at least have a choice
>>> of jurisdiction. But this action on ORG, and the actions on .COM
>>> names last November essentially means the U.S. government considers
>>> COM, NET and ORG to be nothing more than ccTLDs subject to U.S. whim
>>> (this isn't a legal action, there has been no court case, no due
>>> Rojadirecta is now available under other TLDs
>>> <http://www.rojadirecta.me> <http://www.rojadirecta.es>
>>> <http://www.rojadirecta.in> as well its original IP address
>>> Expect there will be a lot written about this, this article's ok as a
>>> starting point:
>>> I hope At Large will issue a statement protesting the use of the TLD
>>> registry as a means of takedown. That it recommends when the NET, ORG
>>> and COM contracts are renegotiated they should move to a jurisdiction
>>> where such unilateral action by a government is not possible. That
>>> the new applicant guidebook require applicants to only locate in
>>> jurisdictions where such unilateral action by a government is not
>>> Legitimate businesses should not be subject to the whim of a U.S. agency.
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