DNS Abuse

A Community Dialogue

March 16, 20214:00 pm to 5:30 pm UTC As our daily lives increasingly move online, the security and stability of the Internet become more critical. A category of threats to that security, namely malware, phishing, pharming, botnets, and related spam, collectively labeled DNS Abuse, present a considerable problem to the DNS ecosystem. Historically, efforts to […]

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PIR Launches New Institute to Combat DNS Abuse

NEWS PROVIDED BYPublic Interest Registry  Feb 17, 2021, 09:00 ET RESTON, Va., Feb. 17, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Public Interest Registry, the People behind .ORG, today launched the DNS Abuse Institute as part of its ongoing efforts to protect Internet users from the threat of DNS Abuse such as malware, botnets, phishing, pharming, and spam. The Institute will bring […]

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Working Together To Prevent Number Resource Fraud

By John Curran – President and CEO, ARIN Earlier this year, I delivered a lightning talk at NANOG 78 about how ARIN handles Internet number resource fraud reporting and related investigations. This has been the topic of several blog posts over the years, but this would be a good time to refresh TeamARIN readers on the subject. […]

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Go here to help fight against coronavirus abuse

Kevin Murphy, March 26, 2020, Domain Tech A coalition of over 1,000 security experts, domain name providers and others have got together to help coordinate efforts to combat abusive coronavirus-related domains. A workspace on the collaboration platform Slack has been growing steadily since it was created a week ago, enabling technology professionals to exchange information about […]

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US officials gunning for coronavirus domains

Kevin Murphy, March 24, 2020, 15:43:46 (UTC), Domain Registrars US state and federal law enforcement are pursuing domain names being used to push bogus products and misinformation related to coronavirus Covid-19. In separate actions, the US Department of Justice forced Namecheap to take down a scam site that was allegedly using fear of coronivirus to hoodwink […]

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When Proxy Services Enable Abuse

http://www.circleid.com/posts/20200310-when-proxy-services-enable-abuse/ By Russell Pangborn This post was co-authored by Russell Pangborn and Syed Abedi of Seed IP Law Group People are growing increasingly alarmed by recent examples of bad actors abusing proxy services offered by registrars. While proxy services are designed to protect the privacy of legitimate domain name users — they do the opposite when abused by cybercriminals. Responsible […]

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Facebook, distributor of deceptive political ads, sues registrar Namecheap over deceptive domain names

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2020/03/06/facebook_namecheap_ads/ ‘We don’t want people to be deceived’… unless it’s by paying politicians By Thomas Claburn in San Francisco 6 Mar 2020 at 00:4021  SHARE ▼ Facebook, still reluctant to ban deceptive political ads, has filed a lawsuit against domain registrar Namecheap and its identity-protecting proxy service WhoisGuard, for allowing people to register seemingly dodgy web addresses. In a memo published Thursday, Christen Dubois, director […]

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The World’s Worst Spam Enabling Countries

Spam is a global problem yet some countries do little to deter spammers from operating within their borders. These countries tend to have either weak or non-existent anti-spam laws. They become safe havens for spam operations and undermine global efforts to stop spam; even to the detriment of their own nation, networks and citizens. Some […]