Kottke points out the risks in ICANN’s new domain name transfer policy. If you own a domain name then you’ve probably already heard about this, but you may not have grokked its potential impact. So read up.

I use PairNIC; they’ve added a new Transfer Lock feature to prevent transfer of domain names even in the absence of response from the designated registrant. As far as I can tell, this feature is effectively a middle finger extended in ICANN’s general direction.