From: Gregg Reynolds (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue Feb 22 2005 - 07:46:15 CST
Peter Kirk wrote:
> On 22/02/2005 05:18, Erik van der Poel wrote:
>> As George points out, the registries are going to have to start
>> filtering IDN lookalikes, otherwise they will eventually face lawsuits
>> from the "big boys" (as George so delightfully puts it). ...
> It seems to me that there is another approach for the registries which
> might well work for them with a lot less trouble, and keep the lawyers
> off their backs. That would be to disclaim any kind of responsibility
> for spoofing, and accept all syntactically permissible IDNs - or perhaps
> with restrictions which are nothing to do with anti-spoofing.
I'm under the impression that, under US law anyway, if you represent
that you are able to prevent spoofing, and then somebody gets spoofed,
you are in big trouble - no matter how obvious the spoof may seem to
you. To say nothing of the trouble you are in when Acme Corp. decides
it doesn't like your attitude about some semi-spoofy-looking names it
wants to use. So I'll bet registries will do exactly what you suggest
and deny any and all anti-spoofing responsibility.
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