Cleaning Up The Internet

My interview with Jorij Abraham, director of This video was published along with a blog post over at iQ on March 2, 2021.

Amsterdam, March 2nd, 2021.

iQ Abuse Manager & Clean Up the Internet
By allowing Internet Infrastructure providers to act faster, more effectively and efficiently against scams.

Every day more than 15,000 new malicious websites pop-up on the web. They exploit the infrastructure of the Internet, causing $43 billion in damages to consumers, business, and service providers.

To help registrars, registries and hosting companies identify online scams faster IQ Abuse Manager and Scamadviser have joined forces. checks 50,000 new domain names every day to determine the likelihood of being either legit or a possible scam. iQ Abuse Manager has integrated Scamadviser’s data into its abuse feed to make identification of malicious websites, faster, easier and facilitate take down processes more efficiently.

LG Forsberg, CTO of iQ explains why the cooperation with Scamadviser is unique: “Our abuse feed already includes a multitude of sources reporting on many types of malicious behaviour like phishing, malware, botnets and spam. However, the number of scams where consumers and businesses lose money to actors not delivering products or services or in other ways scam consumers of data or money is growing at an exponential rate. Scamadviser’s data is unique in that it can identify these kinds of cybercrime.”

Jorij Abraham, director of Scamadviser elaborates: “We are incredibly happy that iQ has integrated our data into its feed and abuse manager platform, helping more than 150 Internet infrastructure providers to keep the Internet safe. In this way our mission to protect consumers from being scammed is taking the next big step.”.


About iQ

iQ is a SaaS, software, and consulting service provider for the domain name industry, working with over 150 different top-level domain names and domain name registrars, bringing them intelligence, automation, and access to expertise and experience. iQ Abuse Manager is a CRM-like abuse management system primarily for top-level domain name registries, registrars, and hosting companies. Every day the service performs more than 60 million scans to combat domain name abuse.  

For questions regarding iQ and iQ Abuse Manager you can contact

About is used by over 2.5 million consumers every month to determine if a website is legitimate or a scam. Scamadviser’s data is also used by law enforcement, brand protection agencies, social media networks and security companies to fight online fraud. Scamadviser is an initiative of the Ecommerce Foundation.

For questions you can contact:, +31 6 52840039.

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 27 years at the registry, registrar, and consulting levels. The third ( shares knowledge and updates from iQ Global AS regarding SaaS and consultancy services that are primarily designed and operated for the benefit of domain name registries, registrars, and resellers.

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