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May 23, 2019 13:54

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“Stringent” new online censorship law could affect domain companies

Blame Zuck. The UK government is planning to introduce what it calls “stringent” new laws to tackle abusive behavior online, and there’s a chance it could wind up capturing domain name registries and registrars in its net. The Department for Culture, Media and Sport this morning published what it calls the Online Harms White Paper, […]

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Is Your (Boss/Lover) A Narcissistic Gaslighting Abuser Trying To Manipulate You

Today: JPay, prisons, Email, Gaslighting, Narcissism, Manipulation, Abuse, $15K Matchmaker, AirBNB, Bucket List-Worthy Restaurants A day in the life of a Miami matchmaker, who charges $15,000 for 6 months and takes meetings at a private beach club How Airbnb went from renting air beds for $10 to a $30 billion hospitality behemoth Scientists Found That […]

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Tech giants gunning for AlpNames over new gTLD “abuse”

A small group of large technology companies including Microsoft and Facebook have demanded that ICANN Compliance take a closer look at AlpNames, the budget registrar regularly singled out as a spammers’ favorite. The ad hoc coalition, calling itself the Independent Compliance Working Party, wrote to ICANN last week to ask why the organization is not […]

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Registries reject lower fees for anti-abuse prowess

Registries have largely rejected a proposal for them to be offered financial incentives to lower the amount of abuse in their gTLDs. That’s despite the idea gaining broad support from governments, intellectual property interests and restricted-registration registries. The concept of ICANN offering discounted fees to registries that proactively fight abuse was floated by the Competition, […]

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SpamHaus ranks most-botted TLDs and registrars

Namecheap and Uniregistry have emerged as two of the most-abused domain name companies, using statistics on botnet command and control centers released by SpamHaus this week. SpamHaus data shows that over a quarter of all botnet C&Cs found during the year were using NameCheap as their registrar. It also shows that almost 1% of domains […]

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ICANN urged to crack down on new gTLD abuse

Registries selling dirt-cheap new gTLD domains should be rewarded with lower ICANN fees when they get proactive about abuse, while registrars that turn a blind eye to spammers should be suspended, an ICANN working group will recommend. In its second batch of findings, the Competition, Consumer Trust, and Consumer Choice Review Team (CCT) said that […]

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Spamhaus October 2017 update : The 10 most abused TLDs

SpamHaus, a global keeper of domain and IP violations, maintains a list of abusive behavior originating from a large variety of gTLDs and TLDs. How does SpamHaus measure that? The abusive behavior of domain TLDs is calculated as the ratio of abusive domains that exist in a given TLD, to its total number of active […]

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SpamHaus now publishing better TLD abuse data

SpamHaus has updated its “10 Most Abused Top Level Domains” list to provide a much more useful insight into abuse levels. Rather than simply showing unexplained percentages of “badness” in each TLD, the spam-fighting organization’s daily report now exposes the hard numbers, in domain terms, underneath. For example, on today’s list Famous Four Media’s .download […]

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IWF finds child abuse imagery on new gTLD domains

The Internet Watch Foundation said it found child abuse imagery on new gTLD domain names for the first time in 2015. The UK-based organization, tasked with identifying and blocking child abuse imagery online, today released its 2015 annual report. The report says that it found 68,092 unique URLs with this illegal content in the year, […]

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Schilling, Famous Four rubbish Spamhaus “worst TLD” league

Uniregistry and Famous Four Media have trashed claims by Spamhaus that their gTLDs are are much as 75% spam. FFM says it is “appalled” by the “wholly inaccurate” claims, while Uniregistry boss Frank Schilling said Spamhaus has “totally jumped the shark here.” In a statement to DI today, FFM chief legal officer Oliver Smith said […]

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