June 4, 2015, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement noting the availability of the ICANN.sucks domain name on registry.sucks:
“The absurdity of ICANN’s decision to allow for a .sucks domain is highlighted by the availability of the ICANN.sucks domain, and reveals the extortion that can occur with whoever winds up controlling the world’s domain name system. You can purchase ICANN.sucks for a cool $245,000 at instra.com, and it is not even available yet to the general public. While the ICANN.sucks web domain name aptly describes ICANN itself. This is the exact kind of abuse would proliferate should President Obama succeed in transferring control and oversight over the domain name system, and will force defensive registrations at an exorbitant cost.
“While .sucks may have seemed like a cute idea, it really illustrates the importance of maintaining U.S. control over these functions. Hopefully, future, more responsible administrations will not allow the domain name system to be used as a weapon.”
ICANN.sucks is available at registry.sucks, June 4, 2015 at http://netrightdaily.com/2015/06/icann-sucks-is-available-at-registry-sucks/
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