BELLEVUE, Wash., Nov. 30, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — To promote awareness among registrars, trusted notifiers, and end users, Identity Digital™, a leader in connecting the online world with domain names and related technologies, very recently published its first (Q2) Anti-Abuse Report.
The report shares data and statistics on DNS abuse within the registry
operator’s TLD portfolio. The second (Q3) Anti-Abuse Report is slated to
come out shortly as well.
The Anti-Abuse Report found that nearly 93% of the abuse cases
identified in Q2 2022 involved phishing attacks, including homograph
attacks, where bad actors register domains using visually similar
characters to legitimate websites for nefarious purposes. Identity
Digital automatically blocks homographic domain names, ensuring none of
their variations can be registered.
“We’re proud to publish our first Anti-Abuse Report that raises
awareness on a wide range of DNS attacks and demonstrates significant
progress in mitigating domain abuse within our TLD ecosystem,” says Akram Atallah,
CEO of Identity Digital. “While overall quite rare, in cases of clear
domain abuse, we aim to intervene as quickly as possible. Most of the
harm is done in the first eight hours, so taking swift action is
important. As a result of the Dynamic Defense initiative, we observe
55% mitigation of identified reports, within 24 hours of a report, which
is five times faster than the 96 hours1 industry standard.”
The Identity Digital Dynamic Defense™ (DND) team has decades of
experience dealing with DNS abuse, drafted industry-standard security
frameworks, and are on the front lines of the fight against DNS abuse.
Identity Digital acts upon specific, credible notices on serious abuse
cases, including child sexual abuse materials, illegal online
distribution of opioids, human trafficking, and specific and credible
incitements to violence.
About Identity Digital
Digital Inc. simplifies and connects the online world with domain names
and related technologies to empower people to build, market, and own
their authentic digital identities. The company is a member of the
Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG) and the Internet Watch Foundation
(IWF). It’s also represented in US InfraGard, a partnership between the
FBI and the private sector dedicated to sharing information and
intelligence to prevent hostile acts against the US. In addition,
Identity Digital participates in ICANN at all levels and holds
leadership positions at the Registries Stakeholder Group, the Registries
Stakeholder Group DNS Abuse Working group, the Contracted Party House
DNS Abuse Working Group, and the Security & Stability Advisory
With the world’s largest portfolio of nearly 300
TLDs, such as .live, .technology, and .restaurant, Identity Digital
operates around 25 million domains on its innovative registry services
platform. In addition, it enables customers to discover, register,
support and use high-quality domain names with its registrar, Name.com. Headquartered in Bellevue, WA, Identity Digital is a global company with approximately 250 employees. For more information, please visit identity.digital.
1 Source: icann.org, SAC115 SSAC Report on Interoperable Approach to Addressing Abuse Handling in the DNS
SOURCE: Identity Digital, Inc.