For several years, the issue of “abuse” has been the topic of discussion within the ICANN community. Each group is keen to throw their two cents in on what DNS abuse is, who is responsible for combatting DNS abuse, and what actions should be taken. This post sets out Com Laude’s positions on some of the key issues in the DNS abuse discussion.
Domain names are mission critical brand assets and consumers trust them to signpost to authentic content and services. Disruption to domain name and DNS services means our email stops working, apps and websites cannot be readily found or the confidentiality, integrity and availability of corporate and consumer data is compromised.
Back in 2011, ICM, the registry operator of the .XXX gTLD encouraged rights owners to block their trademarks during the launch period of this adult orientated registry. In two busy summer months, over 80,000 rights owners applied for blocks that exactly matched their marks under the .XXX Sunrise B scheme.