If ICANN’t Keep a Contract, Let the Public Enforce It by Wendy Seltzer

If ICANN’t Keep a Contract, Let the Public Enforce It by Wendy Seltzer
Earlier in the Registerfly controversy, ICANN Vice President Paul Levins posted to the ICANN Blog, “ICANN is not a regulator. We rely mainly on contract law. We do not condone in any way whatsoever RegisterFly’s business practice and behaviour.” This is disingenuous. ICANN is the central link in a web of contracts that regulate the business of domain name allocation. ICANN has committed, as a public benefit corporation, to enforcing those contracts in the public interest. Domain name registrants, among others, rely on those contracts to establish a secure, stable environment for domain name registration and through that for online content location.
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