Discussion in 'Nominet General Information' started by BREWSTERS, Feb 11, 2011.
Interesting last few lines...
Full brief is here:
Thanks - seems it's been an issue for a while now.
domcollect wont be happy
Or sleasyspace. Or are they all the same?
Any chance we can have a sensible and intelligent discussion of this topic, within this thread, without the immaturity and name calling?
More police state tactics, you couldn’t even say there is a hidden agenda in this, blatantly it is about increasing the gagging capability of the government.. Err I mean police, using the excuse of a few people being scammed on websites.
I must have missed an episode where the courts and evidence are no longer needed and the police become judge, jury and executioner. It is totally unnecessary; there is already provision within existing law for a court order to force Nominet to shut down names.
Plain and simple what this is really about, the timing says it all (straight off the back of wiki leaks hysteria).
This isn't straight off the back of wiki leaks. There was a takedown of 1200 domain names in December 2009. You can read about it here. Nominet did this after receiving communications from the police only. The reasoning behind it was to allow illicit web sites to be taken down effectively and fast. Requiring a court order might take too much time. The 1200 domain names that were actually taken down were, in the opinion of the police, and most likely Nominet, found to actually be engaged in illegal activities. There was potential for more than a few people to get scammed. I wonder how many of the Registrants of those 1200 domain names went and obtained a court order to have their domain name(s) reactivated? Surely if any of them were legitimate, we'd have heard from some of the Registrants via a news outlet or even on here.
The consultation is to publicly debate a way for this process to potentially be formalised (or not), given Nominet currently do not have to shut down websites on the say-so of the police.
Separate names with a comma.