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07|20|2008 05:32 pm EDT

ICANN approves new .INFO policy

by Frank Michlick in Categories: ICANN / Policy

As reported earlier, Afilias had submitted a proposal to ICANN for the .INFO gTLD that would allow them to shut down domain names at will if they consider them abusive. ICANN has approved the proposal without soliciting comments, however comments to any registry proposal can be submitted at any time by sending an email to registryservice (at) icann.org and are published on the ICANN website.

Apparently Afilias has presented the changes to their agreement as a “new” service. However this function is provided by Registrars, ISPs and Hosting companies today. Several parties have submitted their concerns about this new policy, despite some small modifycations by the registrar operator.

[Thanks to George Kirikos]

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