Can domain name registrars just say no to blatant phishers? Watchdog group calls issue ‘complex’

Can domain name registrars just say no to blatant phishers? Watchdog group calls issue ‘complex’
This story from Network World looks at the recent comments by F-Secure’s Mikko Hypponen “that registrars should simply refuse to issue domain names that are obviously intended for phishing.” Dave Jevans, chairman of the Anti-Phishing Working Group, responds to these comments noting the issue is complex, but that’s it’s not possible for a registrar to know beforehand whether a site will be used for phishing or not. To vet every site will cost money, and that not every registrar has “the same vetting abilities or policies.”
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