Wednesday, June 24, 2015

ICANN wants to stop private registration by proxy for small business owners

Electronic Frontier Foundation is reporting that ICANN wants to stop “private” domain name registration by individual owners who show any possible commercial intent at all (like by allowing ads), as in this story by Jeremy Malcolm and Mitch Stoltz, link here
The ICANN proposal for Proxy Services Accreditation is here
Parties with legitimate need to find owners (to file legal actions) can still use discovery processes. 
However, some owners could be left open to harassment.
I use a UPS store address for business, which I don’t think would be affected.


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