[dns-operations] New U.S. Senate Bill re DNS Blocking

Paul Hoffman phoffman at proper.com
Tue Sep 21 23:11:01 UTC 2010

At 3:49 PM -0700 9/21/10, Ray Van Dolson wrote:
>On Tue, Sep 21, 2010 at 03:12:10PM -0700, Livingood, Jason wrote:
>> Not sure if many folks have yet taken notice of this:
>> http://judiciary.senate.gov/legislation/upload/CombatingOnlineInfringementAndCounterfeitsAct.pdf
>> Included is:
>> Ša service providerŠor other operator of a domain name system server
>> shall take reasonable steps that will prevent a domain name from
>> resolving to that domain name's Internet protocol address;
>What the heck does that even mean? :)

IANAL, and this list is the wrong place for such a discussion, but in the context of the bill, the clear implication is "nameserver admins must stop serving A and AAAA records for particular domain names when told to under the auspices of this law if it is enacted". Also, given the difference between what Jason quoted and the paragraphs that precede it, this means "and we are not talking about just shutting off the domain name here; we understand the difference".

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