RegistryOffice supports the “Framework to Address Abuse”

An article that I originally posted on our site on January 14th. 

Defining and fighting DNS abuse has been getting attention within the domain name industry in recent years, and was especially a major topic of conversation and debate in 2019.

Last October, the Framework to Address Abuse was published by eleven original signatories and now has 48 signatory registrars and registries. RegistryOffice supports the Framework as it provides a common definition of certain types of DNS abuse and states that registries and registrars must act upon the defined categories. It also addresses important related matters such as:

  • Website Content Abuse
  • Disproportionality and Collateral Damage
  • When Should a Registrar or Registry Act on Website Content Abuse?
  • Proper Referral Procedures for Website Content Abuse
  • What “Taking Action” Looks Like
  • ICANN’s Role

The Framework also talks about the “The Role of Trusted Notifiers.” Through our Abuse Monitor service for registries and registrars, RegistryOffice acts as a Trusted Notifier and subject matter expert in providing a cost-effective and trusted SaaS platform to assist with DNS abuse notification, management and reporting.

From 2020 and beyond, we believe that registry operators, registrars and hosters will continue to face increasing and new types of security threats. It is important that all entities establish a way to monitor their namespace for security threats.

It is also important for all concerned to work together in order to coordinate identification, verification, and management of such threats and reduce false positive reporting.  This is not only to negate the possibility of new policies and regulations being imposed by regulatory authorities and government, but also to protect the general public, partners, and the reputations of registries, registrars and the industry as a whole.

Let’s work together to build a safer Internet.

We invite you to participate in the conversation about abuse!  You can learn more in a few short weeks at NamesCon 2020 in Austin during the following sessions:

Fighting DNS Abuse at Scale – Wednesday January 29, 2:00 PM – 2:30 PM

DNS Abuse: Threats and Responses – Friday January 31, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

View our short 4 1/2 minute video introduction of Abuse Monitor:

Download our “Fighting DNS Abuse at Scale” paper – It explains how the RegistryOffice Abuse Monitor helps its clients to efficiently manage their abuse workflow, protect the reputation of their zone(s) and build a safer Internet.

DOWNLOAD Fighting DNS Abuse at Scale

Posted 7 February 2020

Published by pinkybrand

I publish to three blogs. One ( is related to my lifelong interest in photography, video, travel, and telling stories. The second ( addresses my experiences and opinions in the domain name industry, where I’ve spent the better part of the last 26 years at the registry, registrar, and consulting levels. The third ( shares knowledge and updates from iQ Global AS regarding cybersecurity, business intelligence, DNS abuse, DevOps, and consulting for the domain name and hosting industries.

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