[GTLD-WG] [CPWG] DNS Abuse (Framework proposed by 11 Registries and Registrars)

John McCormac jmcc at hosterstats.com
Tue Oct 22 13:01:03 UTC 2019

On 22/10/2019 13:37, Michele Neylon - Blacknight wrote:
> Why would it be?
> The framework is pretty clear on what it is aimed at addressing.

Typosquatting is not exactly a major problem compared to other forms of 
content targeted abuse. With typosquatting, there are some established 
legal approaches for dealing with the problem such as UDRP.

A lot of the content targeted abuse depends on lifting content from 
other websites, search engine results and blogs and it is difficult to 
track. The aim is to create "evergreen" websites for PPC purposes with 
content that appears to be continually updated. The evergreen content is 
inteded to fool search engine algorithms. This is more webspam than 
e-mail spam and the framework seems to be focused on e-mail spam. 
Heavily discounted registrations tend to facilitate this form of 
webspam. Left unchecked, it can fill a TLD with templated content and 
drives out developed websites because the TLD gets a bad reputation.

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