Inside ICANNWatch  
Submit Story
Lost Password
Site Messages
Top 10 Lists
Latest Comments
Search by topic

Our Mission
ICANN for Beginners
About Us
How To Use This Site
Slash Tech Info
Link to Us
Write to Us

  Useful ICANN sites  
  • ICANN itself
  • Bret Fausett's ICANN Blog
  • Internet Governance Project
  • UN Working Group on Internet Governance
  • Karl Auerbach web site
  • Müller-Maguhn home
  • UDRPinfo.com;
  • UDRPlaw.net;
  • CircleID;
  • LatinoamerICANN Project
  • ICB Tollfree News

  •   At Large Membership and Civil Society Participation in ICANN  
  • icannatlarge.com;
  • Noncommercial Users Constituency of ICANN
  • NAIS Project
  • ICANN At Large Study Committee Final Report
  • ICANN (non)Members page
  • ICANN Membership Election site

  • ICANN-Related Reading
    Browse ICANNWatch by Subject

    Ted Byfied
    - ICANN: Defending Our Precious Bodily Fluids
    - Ushering in Banality
    - ICANN! No U CANN't!
    - roving_reporter
    - DNS: A Short History and a Short Future

    David Farber
    - Overcoming ICANN (PFIR statement)

    A. Michael Froomkin
    - When We Say US™, We Mean It!
    - ICANN 2.0: Meet The New Boss
    - Habermas@ discourse.net: Toward a Critical Theory of Cyberspace
    - ICANN and Anti-Trust (with Mark Lemley)
    - Wrong Turn in Cyberspace: Using ICANN to Route Around the APA & the Constitution (html)
    - Form and Substance in Cyberspace
    - ICANN's "Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy"-- Causes and (Partial) Cures

    Milton Mueller
    - Ruling the Root
    - Success by Default: A New Profile of Domain Name Trademark Disputes under ICANN's UDRP
    - Dancing the Quango: ICANN as International Regulatory Regime
    - Goverments and Country Names: ICANN's Transformation into an Intergovernmental Regime
    - Competing DNS Roots: Creative Destruction or Just Plain Destruction?
    - Rough Justice: A Statistical Assessment of the UDRP
    - ICANN and Internet Governance

    David Post
    - Governing Cyberspace, or Where is James Madison When We Need Him?
    - The 'Unsettled Paradox': The Internet, the State, and the Consent of the Governed

    Jonathan Weinberg
    - Sitefinder and Internet Governance
    - ICANN, Internet Stability, and New Top Level Domains
    - Geeks and Greeks
    - ICANN and the Problem of Legitimacy

    Highlights of the ICANNWatch Archive
    (June 1999 - March 2001)

    Lawsuits and Judicial Decisions Are You a Doe, Dear?
    posted by michael on Friday February 27 2004, @03:12AM

    jberryhill writes "The Verisign complaint against ICANN leaves room for another 50 odd "Doe" defendants, who have acted in concert with or otherwise aided ICANN in foiling Verisign's efforts to bring about a millenial reign of goodness and light in the DNS.

    For example, in paragraph 97 of the complaint, injunctive relief is sought against ICANN and "others" who "interfere with, limit, restrict, impede, or delay the implementation and operation of Site Finder."

    Paging Paul Vixie and certain IETF members, there is a Mr. Doe on line one, and he'd like a few bucks."

    Links to VeriSign Complaint Against ICANN | Registrars Sue ICANN to Block WLS  >

      ICANNWatch Login  


    [ Don't have an account yet? Please create one. It's not required, but as a registered user you can customize the site, post comments with your name, and accumulate reputation points ("karma") that will make your comments more visible. ]

      Related Links  
    · IETF
    · VeriSign/NSI
    · ICANN
    · More Lawsuits and Judicial Decisions stories
    · Also by michael
    Are You a Doe, Dear? | Log in/Create an Account | Top | 3 comments | Search Discussion
    Click this button to post a comment to this story
    The options below will change how the comments display
    Check box to change your default comment view
    The Fine Print: The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. We are not responsible for them in any way.
    Thanks for the trip to Bizzaro World
    by GeorgeK on Friday February 27 2004, @01:18PM (#13034)
    User #3191 Info | http://www.kirikos.com/
    I read the entire complaint, and it is hilarious. I truly wonder if in VeriSign's world "up" is down, and "down" is up.

    I did learn one other thing, though -- namely where the bottom half of law school graduates end up working.... (although in Bizzaro World, they are the top half!). :)
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    Re:Hints of this on the tinydns list
    by ldg on Friday February 27 2004, @09:48PM (#13038)
    User #2935 Info | http://example.com/
    So the John Does may end up including any major isps that block sitefinder for all of their customers.

    I would find that very interesting. If an ISP, which is a private network, chooses to implement a blocking device for any IP address (the SiteFinder server) for their own customers they would have the right to do so. Heck, they block protocols and ports all the time, redirect URLs and use filters for spam, adult sites, etc. If the customers complained, it would then be in their best interests to change make adjustments, but they sure don't have to. OTOH, if the registry implements something that interferes with the ISPs current applications, they most certainly must do whatever is necessary to restore functionality. If the registry implements something that the ISPs can't remedy with work-arounds, I'd betcha they would turn around and sue Verisign just as quickly and be able to show losses and expenses to boot.

    I would be fascinated to see a court rule against a private network owner on such an issue and wonder how the judges would react to receiving that much more spam as a result of filters not working any longer, or their email being lost in a black hole, or their actions tracked without having been able to opt-out prior to that tracking being done?

    It would be a sad day, IMO, if a registry were able to force another business operation to kowtow to implementations that cause the ISP and its customers harm. Verisign's complaining that they are being caused harm is spurious, IMO, since what they consider to be innovation is, instead, harming so many others who are now doing what they can to route around the damage.

    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
  • 1 reply beneath your current threshold.

  • Search ICANNWatch.org:

    Privacy Policy: We will not knowingly give out your personal data -- other than identifying your postings in the way you direct by setting your configuration options -- without a court order. All logos and trademarks in this site are property of their respective owner. The comments are property of their posters, all the rest © 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 by ICANNWatch.Org. This web site was made with Slashcode, a web portal system written in perl. Slashcode is Free Software released under the GNU/GPL license.
    You can syndicate our headlines in .rdf, .rss, or .xml.