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The innocent victims of DNS abuse complaints

It’s easy to advocate for fast takedowns, but that can hurt legitimate businesses. On February 20, 2020, Domain Name Wire was down. Anyone who operates a website knows that horrible feeling of finding out your site is down and not being able to understand what’s happening. My day got worse as it progressed. It turned […]

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ICANN extends Covid-19 abuse monitoring to Ukraine war

ICANN has started monitoring domains related to the war in Ukraine for potential abuse, expanding an ongoing project related to the Covid-19 pandemic. CEO Göran Marby has during multiple sessions at ICANN 73 this week said that the Org will soon announce an extension of its DNSTICR project — pronounced “DNS Ticker” and standing for […]

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Law firm Debevoise & Plimpton files lawsuit against domains used in phishing

Large law firm tries to capture infringing domains. Debevoise & Plimpton, an international law firm with over $1 billion in annual revenue, has filed an in rem lawsuit (pdf) against two domains it says were used for nefarious purposes. The firm filed the lawsuit against debevoise-law .com and debevoise-laws .com. According to the law firm, […]

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Tackling DNS Abuse – DNW Podcast #334

New group wants to get a handle on DNS abuse such as phishing and malware distribution. My guest this week is Graeme Bunton, Director of the new DNS Abuse Institute. We discuss types of DNS abuse and how the institute plans to help the domain name ecosystem combat abuse. Tip of the week: Bulk auth […]

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The scariest thing about that GoDaddy phishing test story

A lot of employees apparently fell for it. GoDaddy has been taking a lot of heat for a phishing test email it sent to many of its employees right before the holidays. The email told recipients that they were receiving a $650 holiday bonus and asked them to click a link in order to receive […]

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