ICANN Mandating Verified ID for Domain Registration

Electronista reporting on new ICANN domain registration rules, apparently implemented at the behest of law enforcement and governments:

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) Board of Directors today approved a new Registrar Accreditation Agreement (RAA). The new instruction change will hold domain name registrars more accountable for "whois" data, and mandates verification of phone numbers, email, and some personal information before a domain may be registered.