Appeared in the Toronto Star on September 27, 2010 as U.S. Uses Domain Names As New Way to Regulate the Net Governments have long sought ways to regulate Internet activity, whether for the purposes of taxation, content regulation, or the application of national laws. Effective regulatory measures have often proven […]
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In this election, CIRA members can vote for one member-nominated candidate and up to four nominating committee candidates. I should note that this is a broken system as the nominating committee has created signicant board upheaval and loss of institutional memory. Meanwhile the CIRA members are left to select only one of their nominated candidates.
CIRA has taken on the Domain Registry of Canada, a registrar that has been accused of domain slamming. DROC has responded by suing CIRA for $10 million.
Zak Muscovitch, a Toronto domain name lawyer running for the CIRA board, has an interesting article on the dot-ca administrator and the public interest.
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has shut down a Canadian-based domain name registration scam based out of Toronto. Thousands of businesses received fake domain name renewal notices from the scammers.