[registration-issues-wg] New Zealand's .Nz namespace gets preliminary injuction against DomainTools - Domain Name Wire | Domain Name News & Website Stuff

Derek Smythe derek at aa419.org
Thu Sep 13 18:56:07 UTC 2018

The ability to search for a registrant and find answers to the questions:
- Is this a proxy?
- Is the website hacked?

... and once understood to be a malicious registrant, answers the
- which other malicious domains might the malicious registrant have

Example: atsprojects.co.za in this case. From there into a mess of
similar long ongoing fraud, much published about.

It allows us to join the dots and turn a fraud incident into consumer

It also avoids situations where the abuse report goes to a domain
reseller facilitating. Example

This is well worth a read, it simply illustrates one of many "insider
threats" in DNS which is ignored. Never a word was said about Heihachi
despite me asking it be used for a case study. Opportunities lost.

Derek Smythe
Artists Against 419

On 2018/09/13 20:30, Michele Neylon - Blacknight wrote:
> Derek
> Sorry but what on earth has that got to do with Domain Tools making a shadow copy of the registry's whois?
> Regards
> Michele
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> On 13/09/2018, 18:17, "registration-issues-wg on behalf of Derek Smythe" <registration-issues-wg-bounces at atlarge-lists.icann.org on behalf of derek at aa419.org> wrote:
>     There are always two sides to a story with the truth somewhere in
>     between.
>     The irony: In a recent fraud case domain grandlin.co.nz was registered
>     via a German registrar with fake registration data, belonging to a
>     real NZ business (in the motor trade). Then content was stolen from a
>     Greek manufacturer of boots to create a fake NZ business. In turn
>     another domain was registered to spoof the Army. The fake army domain
>     then sent out tender requests to businesses. Take a guess what - all
>     of them won the tender. Once the companies had prepaid for the orders
>     ... then nothing.
>     In at least one case reported to law enforcement (the typical panacea
>     for domain abuse) a woman not only lost her business leaving her deep
>     in debt, but with all her personal details supplied to criminals, also
>     forcing her to lay off staff.
>     Sad fact: there will never be justice or restitution for her or her
>     employees. At least seven other small business are known about that
>     came to collect their orders at a fake address of a business not
>     involved (also in the motor trade).
>     This is also not the only .co.nz domain we are aware of begin abused
>     similarly.
>     That is why, when I see these cases and knowing what is REALLY
>     happening, when privacy is touted in an unbalanced way, I get sick:
>     Club registrant/registrar/ICANN trumps law and order, also human rights.
>     Derek Smythe
>     Artists Against 419
>     http://www.aa419.org
>     On 2018/09/13 13:31, Carlton Samuels wrote:
>     > https://domainnamewire.com/2018/09/12/new-zealands-nz-namespace-gets-preliminary-injuction-against-domaintools/
>     > 
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