Domain name abuse: ICANN’s masterplan for fighting bad actors

27-07-2016

Domain name abuse: ICANN’s masterplan for fighting bad actors

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In July ICANN proposed several measures aimed at clamping down on abuse of the domain name system. WIPR's sister publication TBO looks at some of the proposals and assesses how effective they will be.

At some point in our lives, most of us will have stumbled across a website promising untold riches, discounted holidays to far-flung locations or cheaper-than-usual designer goods. When we get to the page we might be told to “enter your credit card details” in what seems like an obvious scam.

Although the majority of web users won’t fall for such tricks, the small percentage that do is enough to ensure bogus websites continue to crop up every day.

In a “revised report” on domain name system (DNS) abuse, ICANN proposed several measures aimed at clamping down on poor conduct—right down to the registries that grant domain names in the first place.


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