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David Weslow Weighs in on Court Battle Over Country-Code Top-Level Domain Registries

Bloomberg BNA’s Electronic Commerce & Law Report
July 8, 2014

David E. Weslow, a partner in Wiley Rein’s Intellectual Property Practice, was quoted in an article published yesterday in Bloomberg BNA’s Electronic Commerce & Law Report about a case in which victims of state-sponsored terrorism are trying to seize the .ir and .sy country-code top-level domain registries operated by the Iranian and Syrian governments, respectively.  “Country-code top-level domains are administered by country-code managers, not ICANN or ICANN-sanctioned entities,” Mr. Weslow said.  “Therefore, ICANN would appear to lack the ability to effectuate the control of the .ir registry or .ir domain names that the plaintiffs are seeking.”

To read the entire article, click here. Reproduced with permission from Electronic Commerce & Law Report, 19 ECLR (July 16, 2014). Copyright 2014 by The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc. (800-372-1033) http://www.bna.com/