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RE: [newtech-1] .ly domains - what happens in the transition gov't?

From: Dean C.
Sent on: Wednesday, August 24, 2011 9:06 AM

Well considering the DOJ has shown their ability/desire to seize .com domains time and time again (http://blog.collins.net.pr/2011/08/domain-seizure.html ) even for companies that have no relationship to the USA (eg just because ALL of the name servers for .com are located in the USA)….worrying about terrorists redirecting your .ly sex domains is probably not high on the list of things that keep me awake at night.

 

Regards,

Dean Collins
Cognation Inc
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On Wed, Aug 24, 2011 at 7:47 AM, Robert Gezelter <[address removed]> wrote:

DA,

Diverse location of TLD name servers is only part of the problem. (Note:
Read "location" as "geographic and connectivity-diverse" locations.
While North America, Europe, and parts of Asia have highly diverse
Internet connectivity ecosystems, other locations do not. India, Egypt,
and several other locations had extended outages due to a pair of
accidental cable cuts caused by dragging marine anchors a few years
ago.)

The more serious problem is: Who is in charge of a TLD in such a
situation? When does the present "authority" loose its authority and how
does one transfer its authority? Additionally, what if the "acceptable"
registrations policy changes as a result?

I have not had a chance to look up the ICANN rules on the subject.
However, regardless of the rules, there are business risks that should
be considered.

- Bob Gezelter, http://www.rlgsc.com

> -------- Excerpt Original Message --------
> Subject: Re: [newtech-1] .ly domains - what happens in the transition gov't?
> From: "D.A. Gutierrez" <[address removed]>
> Date: Tue, August 23,[masked]:50 pm

> To: [address removed]
>
>

> Tony,
> I can't answer your question directly, but "in similar news"-->
>
> A while back, when there was that

> hoopala<http://benmetcalfe.com/blog/2010/10/the-ly-domain-space-to-be-considered-unsafe/>about

> Libya shutting down that sex-oriented URL shortening service, I
> remember reading bit.ly's CEO saying they are safe and even if the TLD gets
> yanked they have a "backup plan" (some DNS-magic, no doubt) to avoid
> nullifying the millions (billions?) of bit.ly links floating around the net.
>
> Just found the following quote

> here<http://www.observer.com/2010/media/bitly-says-libya-scare-bunk-mitt-romney-shut-down-mittly>
> :
> *"Borthwick did say that bit.ly had created a backup plan in case the .ly

> domain ever became a problem, but doesn’t expect to need it anytime soon."*
>

> Just found this<http://www.coffeewithharrison.com/bit-ly-ceo-john-borthwick-talks-libya-and-ly-domains/>also:

> "For .ly domains to be unresolvable the five .ly root servers that are
> authoritative *all* have to be offline, or responding with empty responses.
> Of the five root nameservers for the .ly TLD: two are based in Oregon, one
> is in the Netherlands and two are in Libya."
>
> D.A.
>




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