[UA-discuss] UASG Response to WordFence IDN Phishing concerns

Asmus Freytag asmusf at ix.netcom.com
Wed Apr 26 15:48:04 UTC 2017

On 4/26/2017 6:07 AM, Maxim Alzoba wrote:
> Dear Vittorio,
> if you read public comments to LGRs ICANN invented,
> you will see that those rules are not so wise.
> (Unfortunately they try to create rules where nobody needed it 
> sometimes, and also not always use business practices - for example 
> for Japanese LGRs
> https://forum.icann.org/lists/comments-japanese-lgr-second-level-27jan17/
> )

As someone involved in this particular project, I would have a slightly 
different perspective...

> Sincerely Yours,
> Maxim Alzoba
> Special projects manager,
> International Relations Department,
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>> On Apr 26, 2017, at 15:37, Vittorio Bertola 
>> <vittorio.bertola at open-xchange.com 
>> <mailto:vittorio.bertola at open-xchange.com>> wrote:
>>> Il 26 aprile 2017 alle 11.50 Dusan Stojicevic <dusan at dukes.in.rs 
>>> <mailto:dusan at dukes.in.rs>> ha scritto:
>>> If you want to change agreement with cc’s, in order to address their 
>>> rules for registration, is not going to be easy task for ICANN, 
>>> because of the nature of agreements. Some of them are just in the 
>>> form of „exchange of letters“ and zou know which level of agreement 
>>> is that.
>> I really think that we are spending lots of energies on a non-problem 
>> here. If ICANN develops some good best practices/rules and pushes 
>> them to the gTLD registries, over which it has full regulatory 
>> powers, then these practices will naturally become the reference for 
>> everyone and I am sure that most ccTLDs which are affected by the 
>> problem will just voluntarily adopt them as well.
>> Also, most if not all of the potential phishing attempts will be 
>> focused on .com domains, because that is where most global businesses 
>> and paid services are, so fixing the .com namespace is the first and 
>> foremost issue and would already prevent the majority of the risks.
>> Other big ccTLDs will just follow, and anyway often they disallow the 
>> Cyrillic script altogether, as Cyrillic is not used in their country; 
>> and the ccTLDs for countries where Cyrillic is a national script have 
>> already been dealing with this issue for a long time anyway, so 
>> they're possibly well prepared already.
>> Regards,
>> -- 
>> *Vittorio Bertola*
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