Freenom

  • Verisign report deletes millions of domains from history

    … number than Verisign reported in its second-quarter report just five months ago, which was 334.6 million. The big swinger, as you may have guessed if you track this kind of thing, was .tk, the Freenom ccTLD where names are given away for free and then reclaimed and parked by the registry when they are deleted for abuse expire. It seems a change…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 18 readers -
  • Yes, you are dangerous, arbitrator tells “cybersquatter” OpenTLD

    …, but the arbitrator though the technology workaround would be rather simple. OpenTLD is part of Freenom, which runs .tk and other free-to-register ccTLDs. OpenTLD’s only ray of sunlight in the ruling is that the arbitrator said the costs of the proceeding should be split equally, not all falling on OpenTLD’s shoulders. ICANN has not yet reinstituted…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 5 readers -
  • OpenTLD says suspension would “devastate” its business

    … Freenom, which offers free domains in .tk and other ccTLDS, is in excess of 25 million. But OpenTLD said the two businesses as “deeply intertwined” and separating the two would impair its ability to do business. ICANN is pushing for the suspension because OpenTLD lost two UDRP cases earlier this year. Both were filed by competitors — Key-Systems…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 10 readers -
  • OpenTLD cybersquatting fight escalates

    … ICANN has accused OpenTLD, the registrar arm of Freenom, of cybersquatting famous brands even after it was threatened with suspension. The claims may be worrying for some registrars as ICANN may in fact be holding the registrar responsible for the actions of its proxy service customers. OpenTLD was suspended by ICANN in early July, after two…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 7 readers -
  • OpenTLD suspension stayed in unprecedented arbitration case

    … “Cybersquatting” registrar OpenTLD, part of the Freenom group, has had its accreditation un-suspended by ICANN while the two parties slug it out in arbitration. Filed three weeks ago by OpenTLD, it’s the first complaint to head to arbitration about under the 2013 Registrar Accreditation Agreement. ICANN suspended the registrar for 90 days…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 5 readers -
  • Freenom suspended for cybersquatting rival registrars

    … Freenom, the company behind .tk and other freebie ccTLDs, has had its ICANN registrar accreditation suspended for cybersquatting competing registrars including Go Daddy and Key-Systems. OpenTLD, its registrar business, has been told it cannot accept new registrations or inbound transfers from July 8 to October 6 or until it provides ICANN…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 28 readers -
  • New gTLD phishing still tiny, but .xyz sees most of it

    … New gTLDs are not yet being widely used to carry out phishing runs, but most such attacks are concentrated in .xyz. That’s one of the conclusions of the Anti-Phishing Working Group, which today published its report for the second half of 2014. Phishing was basically flat in the second half of the year, with 123,972 recorded attacks. The number…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 6 readers -
  • Freenom adds .gq to free African ccTLD roster

    … Freenom has struck a deal with registry for the once-dormant ccTLD for Equatorial Guinea to offer .gq domain names for free worldwide. The ccTLD is the latest from Africa to buy into the company’s free domains model, after .cf (Central African Republic), .ml (Mali) and .ga (Gabon). The local registry for Equatorial Guinea is telecom provider…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 3 readers -
  • Phishers prefer free ccTLDs to new gTLDs

    … by TLD by counting phishing domains per 10,000 registered names, where the median score is 4.7 and .com’s score is 4.1. .cf tops the charts with 320.8, followed by .ml with 118.9, .pw with 122, .ga with 42,9 and .th (Thailand) with 27.5. These number include compromised as well as phisher-registered domains. Read the APWG report here. Related posts: Only 2% of phishing attacks use cybersquatted domain names Phishing domains double in 2013 Will new gTLDs really increase phishing? …

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 4 readers -
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