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Networking The Courts United Kingdom

It's Official: Registrars Cannot Hold Domains Hostage Without a Court Order 112

Posted by Soulskill
from the dns-hostage-negotiators-suddenly-unemployed dept.
Stunt Pope writes "Back when the City of London Police issued those 'takedown requests' to domain registrars, most complied. However, as previously reported here, easyDNS didn't. A bunch of the taken-down domains wanted to move to easyDNS. One problem: their registrar wouldn't let them. It took awhile, but easyDNS fought it. They've finally gotten a ruling (PDF) under the ICANN policy that ordered the hostage domains transferred."
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It's Official: Registrars Cannot Hold Domains Hostage Without a Court Order

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