October 30, 2019
Brian Winterfeldt, Griffin Barnett

Registry and Registrar DNS Abuse Framework: a positive step that falls short

As covered on CircleID, a group of domain name registries and registers have developed a framework to fight abuse in the Domain Name System (DNS) – participants including GoDaddy, Donuts, Amazon Registry Services, Afilias and Nominet UK. In this guest analysis, Brian J Winterfeldt, principal of the Winterfeldt IP Group and president of ICANN’s Intellectual Property Constituency, and Griffin Barnett, an associate at the Winterfeldt IP Group, welcome the development but argue that its narrow definition of DNS abuse needs to be revisited