Re: Phishing and enforcing Confusables.txt

From: Kenneth Whistler (
Date: Mon Nov 29 2010 - 19:31:08 CST

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    Shriramana asked:

    > Now the question is, is there only one owner of .com? ICANN? Who?

    "Domain names ending with .aero, .biz, .com, .coop, .info,
    .museum, .name, .net, .org, or .pro can be registered through
    many different companies (known as "registrars") that compete
    with one another. ..."

    "Only registrars accredited by the Internet Corporation for
    Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) are authorized to register
    .aero, .biz, .com, .coop, .info, .museum, .name, .net, .org, or .pro
    names. ..."

    So ICANN accredits many, many companies as registrars, and
    they in turn handle the registrations.

    > If this entity chooses to enforce confusables (does it?)

    You'd have to ask *them*, not *it*, and the list is very, very

    The list you check can be constrained however, as nominally
    many of those registrars indicate only "English" names
    in their registrar information. None in the accredited registrar
    directory currently lists Kannada *or* Telugu, by the way,
    although that is no guarantee that one or more of them
    has not already registered IDNs with Kannada or Telugu
    characters in them (or both).


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