Dot-Name Becomes Cybercrime Haven

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Dot-Name Becomes Cybercrime Haven

Post by Heye on Sun Mar 09, 2014 4:20 pm

The company that controls the .name registry is charging for access to domain registration information, a step that security researchers say frustrates their ability to police the internet and creates a haven for hackers who run internet scams.

When security researchers investigate spam and phishing activity on the internet, they rely on special Whois directories, which list the owner of a domain name, their hosting service and their contact information.

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