[policy] When Tech Meets Policy...
dotis at mail-abuse.org
Mon Aug 13 17:11:48 UTC 2007
On Aug 12, 2007, at 6:41 AM, John Levine wrote:
> The problems with domain tasting more affect web users, with vast
> number of typosquat parking pages flickering in and out of existence.
Domain tasting clearly affects assessments based upon domains. With
millions added and removed daily as part of "no cost" domain tasting
programs, the number of transitioning domains has been increased by
an order of magnitude. Many of these new domains often appear as
possible phishing domains. The high number of tasting domains
obscures which are involved in criminal activities. This high number
also makes timely notification of possible threats far less practical.
There is no advanced notification of new domains nor reliable
information pertaining to domain ownership. There are significant
costs associated with analyzing and publishing domain assessment
information. Registries blithely ignore this reality by permitting
the dangerous activity to continue free of change. Perhaps those
harmed by the resulting chaos that domain tasting creates could start
a class action. A coalition of financial institutions might prevail
in both getting this program to end, and perhaps even require
advanced notification of new domains.
Domain tasting is clearly buying criminals critical time due to the
resulting high flux created for domain assessments.
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