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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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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

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


March 6, 2008 @ 4:55 am EDT


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