Lyman Chapin

Lyman Chapin

Internet Technology and Policy Consultant
Joined on September 4, 2013 – United States
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Lyman Chapin has contributed to the development of technologies, standards, and governance structures for the Internet since 1977, and is widely recognized and respected as a leader in the networking industry and the Internet community. He is a Life Fellow of the IEEE, and before co-founding Interisle Consulting Group in 2003 was Chief Scientist at NextHop Technologies, an Internet routing software company. Before joining NextHop, he was Chief Scientist at BBN Technologies. He has chaired the Internet Architecture Board (IAB) and the ACM Special Interest Group on Data Communication (SIGCOMM), and was a founding trustee of the Internet Society and a Director of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). He currently chairs ICANN’s Registry Services Technical Evaluation Panel, which is responsible for assessing the impact of new Domain Name System (DNS) registry services on the security and stability of the Internet.

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Cybercriminals Weaponize Bulk-Registered Domain Names

Domain names that can be rapidly acquired, used in an attack, and abandoned before they can be traced are a critical resource for cybercriminals. Some attacks, including spam and ransomware campaigns and criminal infrastructure operation (e.g., "botnets"), benefit particularly from the ability to rapidly and cheaply acquire very large numbers of domain names – a tactic known as bulk registration. more

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ICANNCybercrimeCyberattackDomain NamesPolicy & RegulationNew TLDsNetworks

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