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Internet Overseers Seek Crackdown on Coronavirus Website Scams

April 8, 2020

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers took the unusual step of firing off a letter to “registrars” entrusted with the business of issuing website names around the world.

“As you’re also aware, ICANN cannot, under our bylaw and practically speaking, involve itself in issues related to website content,”

ICANN chief executive Goran Marby said the global agency does not have authority to manage website content but added: “That does not mean we are unconcerned or unaware of how certain domain names are being misused in fraudulent activities during this global pandemic.”

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