[NA-Discuss] Homeland Security seizes Domain Names

gbruen at knujon.com gbruen at knujon.com
Sun Nov 28 18:22:49 UTC 2010

That would make more sense that it happened at the registry level

From: "Jean Armour Polly" <mom at netmom.com>
Sent: Sunday, November 28, 2010 1:14 PM
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Subject: Re: [NA-Discuss] Homeland Security seizes Domain Names

> Hi, apparently it's snagged at the .com root, see
> http://nenolod.net/did-icann-really-seize-torrent-finder-com-or-was-it-verisign/
> although I didn't verify these traces myself.
> I just think it is surprising that ICANN has no comment yet, because
> it seems to add fuel to the arguments that the US Government has too
> much control over the global Internet. I'm not saying I necessarily
> agree or disagree with the arguments, I'm just saying that we have
> heard this call for an alternate model or even an alternate DNS for
> many years and we are likely going to see a resurgence after this
> event, and I hope ICANN releases a statement.
> Besides the NYT article,  here are sample articles right now:
> http://news.softpedia.com/news/Seizure-of-Torrent-Search-Site-s-Domain-Name-Sets-Dangerous-Precedent-169071.shtml
> http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/jack_mcdowell/us-shuts-down-web-sites-i_n_788699_68838159.html
> PS
> Does anyone remember the late Jon Postel's one-man redirect of the
> root in 1998?
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jon_Postel#The_US_takeover_of_the_DNS_Root_Authority
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