DNS Abuse has become an issue the domain name industry is beginning to give the attention it deserves. In February 2021 attention to it was ramped up when the Public Interest Registry, the team behind .org, launched the DNS Abuse Institute. Prior to this the issue was bubbling along being discussed regularly at ICANN meetings and elsewhere.
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Recording Available for ICANN’s Informational Session on DNS Abuse
The ICANN Board hosted an informational session on Domain Name System (DNS) abuse on 22 October 2021, in advance of ICANN72. They have now made the session materials and recording available here.
ICANN Holding Informational Panel Discussion on DNS Abuse Pre ICANN72
The domain name industry is beginning to take Domain Name System (DNS) abuse seriously. And over the last few years it’s become a topic frequently addressed at ICANN meetings these days. This week ICANN announced they would be holding an informational session on DNS abuse with the Board and a panel of senior Internet security professionals before the ICANN72 meeting.
ICANN: Results of the Audit on Registrars’ Compliance with DNS Abuse Obligations
[news release] ICANN Contractual Compliance has completed its audit of registrars’ compliance with the Registrar Accreditation Agreement (RAA) requirements related to the mitigation of Domain Name System (DNS) abuse. The report summarizes the methodology and the results of the audit of 126 registrars who in aggregate manage over 90% of all registered generic second-level domain names.
DNS Abuse Institute Publishes Roadmap For Combatting Abuse
DNS Abuse –malware, botnets, phishing, pharming, and spam – is a growing and ongoing global threat to every country’s national and economic security. In the last months, the DNS Abuse Institute has worked to bring together – both in public forums and individual meetings – leading experts to help guide the creation of a roadmap for combating abuse.
PIR Project Seeks To Improve Quality of Domain Name Space
PIR is on a mission to improve the domain name space for fellow registries, registrars and registrants. More than a year and a half ago – in May 2019 – the .org registry introduced the Quality Performance Index, or QPI. In doing so, they created a roadmap to identify best practices and incentives for registrars to reduce abuse rates and increase renewals of .ORGs.
PIR Launches DNS Abuse Institute To Protect Internet Users From Scourge of DNS Abuse
Public Interest Registry announced Wednesday the launch of 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.