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Go here to help fight against coronavirus abuse

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 ...
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Emoji domains get a 😟 after broad study

Domain names containing emojis are a security risk and not recommended, according to a pretty comprehensive review by an ICANN study group. The Country-Code Names Supporting Organization has delivered the results of its 12-person, 18-month Emoji Study ...
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ICANN enters talks to kill off Whois for good

Whois’ days are numbered. ICANN is to soon enter talks with accredited registrars and contracted gTLD registries with the aim of naming a date to finally “sunset” the aging protocol. It wants to negotiate amendments to the Registrar A...
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More than 1,000 new gTLDs a year? Sure!

There’s no particular reason ICANN shouldn’t be able to add more than 1,000 new gTLDs to the DNS every year, according to security experts. The Security and Stability Advisory Committee has informed ICANN (pdf) that the cap, which was in pl...
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