[discuss] Some more legal tangles for ICANN

Nigel Roberts nigel at roberts.co.uk
Mon Jun 30 12:23:27 UTC 2014

ICANN can only change root zone data in ONE root server - the one it 

It has no authority over the master root server, nor any of the others.

On 06/30/2014 11:19 AM, Norbert Bollow wrote:
> Nigel Roberts <nigel at roberts.co.uk> wrote:
>> Always assuming of course they know where to find it, of course.
>> Here's a clue: wherever it is -- and I've not that sure, although I
>> could guess
>> - it's surely not in Marina del Rey, or wherever ICANN's California
>> office is these days!
> I don't think that this kind of argument would be seen as holding water
> from the perspective of any judge.
> Any judge can ask someone with a bit of knowledge of how the Internet
> works about what it takes to transfer the “.ir TLD asset” to the
> plaintiffs. This could plausibly result in a court order which would
> give the plaintiffs in the action against Iran the power to direct
> ICANN to change to root zone file in relation to .ir as they see fit,
> similar to the owner to any .com 2LD has the power to get corresponding
> updates made in the .com zone.
> Greetings,
> Norbert
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