The actual value, from a security standpoint, of using a proxy domain registrar?

Daryl G. Jurbala daryl at
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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