DNSAI to name most-abused registries, registrars
The DNS Abuse Institute is to start publishing monthly reports that name the registries and TLDs with the highest level of abuse.
The organization’s Intelligence service is expected to land in September, a little later than was previously expected, according to a blog post from director of policy and programs Rowena Schoo.
DNSAI has partnered with Kor Labs, a project out of the Grenoble Institute of Technology, to supply the data, which will cover phishing and malware domains and differentiate between malicious registrations and compromised sites.
The Institute doesn’t consider spam DNS abuse unless it is used as a delivery mechanism for other types of abuse, in line with ICANN’s definition.
The decision to actually name (and in some cases, we should assume, shame) registries and registrars is an unusual one. Other, similar efforts tend to keep the data anonymous.
“We want to understand abuse persistence and whether it has been appropriately mitigated by registrars,” Schoo wrote.
DNSAI is a project primarily backed by .org manager Public Interest Registry.
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