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Apparent domain name homograph attacks against major brands are a “significant” problem, according to research from Farsight Security. The company said last week that it scanned for such attacks against 125 well-known brands over the three months to January 10 and found 116,113 domains — almost 1,000 per brand.
… to it does work. The new ccTLD, which is .xn--90ae in the DNS, was delegated last week. The registry is Imena.bg (which also means “names.bg”), based in Sofia and partially owned by Register.bg, the .bg registry. Despite the long battle, the success of .бг is by no means assured. IDNs have a patchy record worldwide. It’s true that Russians went nuts…