[At-Large] ICANN Board Nomination

Neil Schwartzman neil at cauce.org
Tue Aug 31 08:47:47 UTC 2010

Apologies, hit 'send' a bit too fast.

So - to bring this back on-topic, to my mind abuse of the domain system is the biggest issue facing ICANN right now, and whomever is nominated to the board should have bona fides in fighting network abuse, and a solid plan in place to make this issue a priority.

On 2010-08-31, at 10:38 AM, Neil Schwartzman wrote:

> On 2010-08-31, at 10:15 AM, Franck Martin wrote:
>> ----- Original Message -----
>>> From: "Neil Schwartzman" <neil at cauce.org>
>>> To: "At-Large Worldwide" <at-large at atlarge-lists.icann.org>
>>> Sent: Tuesday, 31 August, 2010 7:31:41 PM
>>> Subject: Re: [At-Large] ICANN Board Nomination
>>> On 2010-08-31, at 9:16 AM, Franck Martin wrote:
>>>> Yes, that's what people think, that ICANN is in charge of everything
>>>> on the Internet, while they are in charge of so little...
>>> It would be nice were they to at least take responsibility for those
>>> areas that they are responsible, like rogue registrars, abuse of the
>>> domain system, and so on.
>> Without forgetting that the whois of names is a disgrace...
>> The whois of IPs is not too, too bad, because there are few repository organisations that talk to each others rather well...
> There are those that would disagree, but certainly with the current administration, lead by someone who has deep knowledge of and great experience dealing with net abuse (Paul Vixie), ARIn has been getting much better. That said, Scott Richter, for example, was trivially able to illicitly access IP-space. Not to go to the Kreb's well too often, but : http://blog.washingtonpost.com/securityfix/2008/04/a_case_of_network_identity_the_1.html
> That would be the same Scott Richter, convicted criminal and recidivist spammer (1), who owns the Dynamic Dolphin registrar. Of course, now he is doing Facebook apps under the label Lunatic Games, so he won't be troubling the world with spam, right?
> (1) MySpace won a $6 mil decision against Richter in 2009 http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/147159/former_spam_king_must_pay_myspace_6_million.html
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