Would you like to hear about how to treat your psoriasis? Where to get a cheap oil change? How to flatten your belly? Achieve a stronger sexual life? Cheap toner? Annuities? Herpes? Bed bugs? Free energy? Varicose-Veins? Herpes? Saggy skin? Arthritis? Overactive bladder? Drug addiction? Herpes?
Well, that's too bad, because that you are going to hear about it whether you like it or not. Many of the messages about these and other subjects are being carried to you via new gTLDs. KnujOn has just completed and published a public report concerning abuse and abuse handling. In terms of gTLD abuse, there is a clear trend: certain new gTLDs are rapidly outpacing the legacy TLDs in terms of abuse. All the parties detailed in the report were contacted before publishing and several have responded proactively. While some of our data supports the recent findings of Spamhaus, the release is completely coincidental.
Beyond the DNS abuse statistics, this report analyzes ICANN's website in terms of functionality from a consumer's perspective. What we find is that there is no clear information and no obvious plan to address Internet user issues, regardless of how much ICANN talks about the importance of the Internet user and consumer. Looking past the website we analyze what actual steps ICANN is taking to address consumer issues. Unfortunately, since I wrote about this issue in 2015 virtually nothing has changed. This is despite the fact that the 2009 Affirmation of Commitments required ICANN to consider consumer protection and malicious abuse issues BEFORE the new gTLDs were implemented. Actually involving consumers makes the difference between a multistakeholder model and an Internet we are all merely subjected to.
We don't want to give away the details here of which new gTLDs have a specific pattern of abuse, but anyone is welcome to download and review our science-based report concerning the trade in spammed domains. We have faith that this is the most accurate report to-date. If the responsible party properly addresses the issues we can all win. After that we will have time to play cricket and film it with a webcam.
|Data Center||Policy & Regulation|
|DNS Security||Regional Registries|
|Domain Names||Registry Services|
|Intellectual Property||Top-Level Domains|
|Internet of Things||Web|
|Internet Protocol||White Space|
Afilias - Mobile & Web Services