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02|28|2008 01:39 am EDT

Anti-Phishing act to outlaw Whois-Privacy?

by Frank Michlick in Categories: ICANN / Policy

For those of you who haven’t heard about it already, Sen. Ted Stevens is proposing the Anti-Phishing Consumer Protection Act of 2008 (APCPA), which is also being supported by CADNA. We were first alerted to this topic by Michael Berkens’ post on The Domains. A recent article by Larry Fischer points out these are the reasons why this act is a bad idea:

  1. There are already laws against Phishing.
  2. This act makes whois-privacy illegal.
  3. The bill would also allow businesses to take over generic domains if they match their business name.

[via The Domains, Direct Navigation, CNET]

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3 Comments

Drew

February 28, 2008 @ 3:02 pm EDT

Ted Steven’s last pro-corporate manoeuvre before he finally gets put in jail where he belongs?

Philip Corwin

March 1, 2008 @ 11:59 am EDT

The ICA has posted an analysis of this proposed legislation and the dangers it poses to domain name investors at

http://www.internetcommerce.org/Snowe_Bill_Threatens_Domain_Name_Registrants

We need the community’s support and involvement if we are to stop or clean up this bill. — Philip Corwin, Counsel, ICA

Dan

March 6, 2008 @ 4:55 am EDT

Hi,

Please sign the Snow Bill petition at:

http://snowbill.com/

Peace,
Dan

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