[Gnso-ppsai-pdp-wg] What is content and what isn't

Michele Neylon - Blacknight michele at blacknight.com
Tue Oct 28 16:12:23 UTC 2014


I'm not sure what the sanest way of framing this is.

We'd see malware and phishing  as being network abuse issues and treat them accordingly.

While some registries may have provisions in their policies to deal with this, hosting providers, network providers and registrars may do so also.

However the problem arises when there is a question of "judgement".

But it's never that simple ..

For example this weekend bitly was flagged for malware by Google. Sure, some links on bitly might have led to malware, but pulling down the entire domain would have been a really really bad idea.



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From: gnso-ppsai-pdp-wg-bounces at icann.org [mailto:gnso-ppsai-pdp-wg-bounces at icann.org] On Behalf Of Don Blumenthal
Sent: Tuesday, October 28, 2014 4:07 PM
Subject: [Gnso-ppsai-pdp-wg] What is content and what isn't

Good afternoon,

My point about whether we need to definite content was based as I said on my experience with PIR. The considerations may be different in the context of p/p obligations and processes than they are for a contracted party when reviewing a complaint about a domain.

However, I focused on Steve's description of malware as a content issue. Our posted anti-abuse policy lists malware as something that could cause us to act against a domain. The basis is that it creates a threat to the security and stability of the Internet. Malware is not a content issue for purpose of our complaint analyses.

I may be forgetting a question. Let me know.


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