- Oct 2020
The US has seized 92 web domains used by Iran, including four which purported to be genuine English language news sites, the Justice Department announced Wednesday.
The US authorities seized 92 domains used by Iran, including English language news website.
The seizure shifts content removal from tech platforms (Facebook, Twitter) to the domains which are part of the core functioning of the Internet.
This practice could shift ICANN and domain name industry into new policy realm of content policy which they have been avoiding for long time.
In addition, justification of seizure considers domain name as property which ICANN and domain name community also avoided for long time.
||Pavlina|| it seems that seizure is not based on sanctions regime but on regular criminal code. Could you double check?