Court rules .ir, .sy, .kp and related IDNs cannot be “attached” as compensation. and the internet community at large got a victory this week as a U.S. court denied a request (pdf) to seize country code top level domains (ccTLDs) as compensation in a lawsuit. A number of claimants that had won a judgement against Iran, Syria and North Korea over terrorism charges had demanded control of the country’s ccTLDs (.IR, .SY and .KP plus IDN versions) as payment. The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia determined: The ccTLDs exist only as they are made operational […]