The actual value, from a security standpoint, of using a proxy domain registrar?
Daryl G. Jurbala
daryl at introspect.net
Thu Jul 16 15:59:49 CDT 2009
On Jul 16, 2009, at 4:27 AM, Florian Weimer wrote:
> OTOH, there doesn't seem to be a legitimate long-term use for business
> purposes. (In my view, the secondary domain market is not
> legitimate---online advertisers keep it alive to artificially increase
> conversion rates, essentially defrauding brand owners who are
> structurally unable to cope with this situation.)
Don't be myopic about this. There are very legitimate business cases
for these services.
Example: I work for a VoIP provider that sells to large customers.
Their customers sell to smaller customers that want to operate their
own small scale VoIP business. No one 2 or 3 levels down knows who we
are, and the people upstream want it that way.
Sure, most have their own domain names, but maintaining that for SBCs
and very small customers who don't have/want their own domain name (to
check call logs, etc) simply isn't feasible (you can doubt this
assertion, but unless you know the middle eastern VoIP markets you
have no business doing so).
Solution? Generic sounding domain name with private registration.
Cheap. Effective. Done.
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