[discuss] discuss Digest, Vol 3, Issue 67

Don Blumenthal dblumenthal at pir.org
Wed Feb 19 00:24:06 UTC 2014

Assuming that ICE refers to US Immigration and Customs Enforcement,
domain-related court orders that it has obtained from judges generally
contain redirects at the name server level. Neither they nor any other LE
that I¹m aware of ³uses the root² in enforcement actions. Even the well
renowned US SOPA legislation that went nowhere wouldn¹t have provided that
authority. I¹m happy to provide more details based on my experience in US
Internet LE and the private side.

If I¹m wrong about what ICE means, ignore this message.


On 2/18/14, 7:12 PM, "Jefsey" <jefsey at jefsey.com> wrote:

>At 00:36 19/02/2014, Phil Corwin wrote:
>>I have no firm personal view as to whether DOC/NTIA could lawfully
>>proceed as you suggest it might in 2015 in the absence of
>>authorizing legislation. However, as a political matter, that
>>Executive department and subsidiary agency might well wish to have
>>the cover of some type of Congressional backing before taking such a
>>step given the potential consequences.
>Hi! Phil,
>Might be interesting to dig into the way ICE uses the root to "close"
>some domain names. And what is the legislation or jurisprudence if
>any to use ORSN to access them.
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