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ICANN Hosts Commonwealth Cybercrime Initiative Workshop

Offers to Assist in Securing DNS 14 March — ICANN welcomed members of the Commonwealth Cybercrime Initiative (CCI) Steering Group to Costa Rica as part of its efforts to improve the security, stability and resiliency of the global Domain Name System (DNS). The meeting offered Steering Group members the opportunity to explain the purpose of […]


March 15th, 2012 by | Posted in ICANN | Tags: , , , , |

Thought Paper on Domain Seizures and Takedowns

Recent legal actions (Rustock, Coreflood and Kelihos, among others) resulting in disrupting or dismantling major criminal networks have involved seizures of domain names, DNS name server reconfiguration and transfers of domain name registrations as part of the takedown actions. This thought paper [PDF, 449 KB] offers guidance for anyone who prepares an order that seeks […]


March 8th, 2012 by | Posted in ICANN | Tags: , , | 1 Comment