Abuse

    • How to Handle Your Blog Haters to Ensure Your Safety

      Even if you’re not in parts of the world where bloggers have been killed because of their posts, you can still get people who hate you for your blog. It’s an occupational hazard you must anticipate and be prepared for, even if you write about seemingly innocuous topics. With the millions of blogs on the internet, you’d think attracting a hater is a remote possibility.

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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 ...

      Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 9 readers -
  • SpamHaus ranks most-botted TLDs and registrars

    …. Neither number includes compromised domains or free subdomains. The TLD with the most botnet abuse was of course .com, with 14,218 domains used as C&C servers. It was followed by Directi’s .pw (8,587) and Afilias’ .info (3,707). When taking into account the relative size of the TLDs, SpamHaus fingered Russian ccTLD .ru as the “most heavily…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 7 readers -
  • 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…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 13 readers -
  • Periscope Now Lets Users Moderate Comments During Broadcasts

    … Periscope has launched the ability to moderate comments during broadcasts. Now, when users see inappropriate comments, they can flag them as abuse or spam. After they flag a comment, the application will randomly select a few viewers and ask them to vote on whether the comment was spam, abuse or OK. Periscope said the system may also identify…

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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…

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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, spread…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 7 readers -
  • 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 the spam…

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