A warning for any business that uses an American company for domain name registration. eNom is one of the largest domain registrars in the US with over 5 million domains registered through it. The company was cited in the NYTimes earlier this week for seizing all the domains of a perfectly innocent travel company from the Canary Islands because one of its holiday destinations included Cuba. Clearly is doesn’t matter that the target audience for the travel company was not US citizens (who face travel restrictions for supposedly evil regimes such as Cuba). An abuse of power? Arbitrary restrictions on legitimate businesses that operate outside the US? Be warned!
Published March 7, 2008 by Stephen Dale
Abuse of power?
Stephen is Director and founder of Collabor8now Ltd, an organization focussed on developing collaborative environments (e.g. Communities of Practice) and the integration of knowledge management tools and processes to support business improvement. He is a certified knowledge manager with the Knowledge Management Institute (KMI) and the author of several published research papers on collaborative behaviours and information technology.
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