Coronavirus

Coronavirus / Industry Updates

Two-Month Extension of Wholesale Restore Fee Waiver

Two months ago we implemented a number of measures to respond to the emerging COVID-19 pandemic. These measures were designed to support the communities we serve and in which we are located, while maintaining our focus on providing secure, stable and resilient critical internet infrastructure. more

Newly Registered Domains List Show Recent Registrations Continue to Pose Cybersecurity Risks

Analysts and researchers have advised to be wary of newly registered domains (NRDs) for several years. Back in 2019, it was even suggested that 70% of new domain registrations are malicious. We keep identifying many suspicious newly registered domains in our Newly Registered & Just Expired Domains database even today, many of which are related to current world events such as the spread of COVID-19. more

How to Avoid Phishing Campaigns Targeting CARES Act Recipients

Amid the spread of COVID-19, the world continues to suffer dire health and economic consequences. To help, national governments have released funds to support companies and laid-off employees. more

Newly Registered Domains Database Shows Threat Actors Exploit the Need for N95 Masks amid the Pandem

As the coronavirus infection toll continues to rise, many countries are scrambling to get their hands on medical-grade N95 face masks. A commodity that once only served a purpose in specialized sectors such as healthcare has become a premium product demanded by the public. more

Domain and IP Intelligence Checks Following the Launch of the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund

COVID-19 caught everyone by surprise. No one thought a virus could inflict so much damage to the global economy, but it has. As thousands of businesses closed shop and millions of employees lost their jobs, governments and international organizations alike sought to provide financial assistance to the severely affected. more

Under the Hood of 3M- and 3M Mask-Themed Recently Registered Domains

The rapid spread of COVID-19 had people scrambling to protect themselves. Among different means of protection, besides imposed community quarantines and social-distancing measures, it has been widely recommended to purchase reliable surgical masks and respirators. Mass demand for such products quickly led to a shortage in different parts of the world. more

Addressing Business Email Compromise in the Time of Coronavirus with Email Validation

Cybercriminals know no boundaries. While the world battles the COVID-19 pandemic, threat actors continue to attack businesses that may already be suffering from operational setbacks. more

New MailYourBallot.vote Site Supports Vote-By-Mail Amid COVID Concerns

Monolith Registry, the registry operator for the dotVOTE web address today announces the launch of MailYourBallot.vote, a fast, easy to use central location to find the latest information about how to vote by mail in YOUR state. more

Combating COVID-19 Cybercrime – What Internet Infrastructure Providers Like Afilias Are Doing

The ongoing Coronavirus pandemic has been fertile ground for scams and misinformation. Social platforms have been in the news for their efforts to protect users from such problems. What are Internet infrastructure providers like Afilias doing to keep spammers, phishers and other criminals from preying on Internet users? more

Looking Into a Possible Coronavirus-Themed Survey Scam Turning Out to Be a False Positive

Having crossed the two-million mark in coronavirus infections worldwide, citizens from all nations are facing a difficult time. Sadly, cyber threats and attacks currently spreading online are making the situation worse. more