ICANN Issues Thought Paper & Guidance on Domain Seizures and Takedowns

Dave Piscitello, member of the ICANN Security Team, assessed the value of assessing collateral damage before requesting a domain seizure after ICANN issued a thought paper and guidance on domain seizures and takedowns.

On January 24, 2013 he posted:
In our Thought Paper on Domain Seizures and Takedowns, we offer guidance [PDF, 439 KB] to anyone who prepares an order that seeks to seize or take down domain names. By offering this guidance, we do not endorse such actions as a prescriptive measure, nor do we consider seizures or takedowns the appropriate remedy for every misuse or abuse. We only acknowledge that actions of these kinds have and will continue to be taken to combat criminal or abusive use of the DNS, and given this, we lend guidance to preparers so that orders they issue can be met expeditiously and with as little collateral harm as possible.

Here is the complete post on the value of assessing collateral damage before requesting a domain seizure:


About Konstantinos Zournas

I studied Computer Engineering and Computer Science in London, UK and I am now living in Athens, Greece. I went online in 1995, started coding in 1996 and began buying domain names and creating websites in 2000. I started the OnlineDomain.com blog in 2012.

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