After the New York-based Anti-Defamation League accused eNom of aiding a terrorist organization, eNom has asked its resellers to watch who they do business with.
At the end of July, news broke that the Anti-Defamation League asked US Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson to take action against domain registrar eNom becaues terrorist organization Al-Manar TV registered its domain name at eNom. As I previously wrote, there’s not much a registrar can do about this.
Today eNom sent a message to all of its resellers asking them to monitor who they do business with. A look at the Whois record shows the Al-Manar domains were registered through a reseller, but almost all customers of eNom are considered resellers.
Dear eNom Reseller,
As you know, one of the amazing things about the Internet is its unique self-governing body called ICANN, which sets the rules by which the domain name system works around the world. ICANN operates under a contract with the US Department of Commerce.
We would like to take this time to remind our valued resellers that as a US-based company, eNom is committed to abiding by the policies of ICANN, the laws and regulations of the United States of America, and the other local and national jurisdictions in which we do business.
To that end, it is important to remember that doing business with certain customers is against US law. Please check your customer databases to make sure that you are abiding by these important laws and not doing business with the customers listed in the United States Treasury Specially Designated Nationals List.
You can check the United States Treasury Specially Designated Nationals List at the following location to verify that your customer lists are in compliance at: http://www.treasury.gov/offices/enforcement/ofac/sdn/