Moniker: Kentucky Cannot Have Our Customers’ Domains
Thursday, October 9th, 2008
Moniker assures its clients that their domain names are safe.
In case there were any doubts (and I heard some), Moniker customers can rest assured that the company is fighting to keep your domains from ill-advised state governors.
Speaking specifically about the situation with the Kentucky governor, Moniker founder and president Monte Cahn released the following statement to Domain Name Wire today:
Moniker strives to protect the rights of domainers. While it has always been and continues to be Moniker’s policy to cooperate with law enforcement officials and investigations and to comply with orders of courts of competent jurisdiction, it must do so only after careful review of the relevant facts. In this instance, it does not appear that the Kentucky Court has jurisdiction over Moniker or the domain names for which it acts as registrar so as to require Moniker to comply with the terms of the Court’s Order. As such, Moniker has not handed over the domains and will protect the rights of the owners of the domains subject to the order of the Kentucky court by not handing over such names unless and until the matter has been resolved by the Kentucky court or there is an order of a court of competent jurisdiction ordering Moniker to do so.
Moniker has been known for bending over backwards to protect its customers’ domains, so its stance on the current issue doesn’t come as a surprise.
If you’re keeping score at home, your domains are safe with Moniker and Network Solutions. They aren’t safe with Enom.