Graeme Bunton talks about the DNS Abuse Institute & NetBeacon

This iQ Podcast emanates from being able to meet up last month in Stockholm during Nordic Domain Days 2022 with domain name industry veteran Graeme Bunton, who is the inaugural Director of PIR’s DNS Abuse Institute (DNSAI).

The DNSAI is planning to publicly launch NetBeacon (a centralized abuse reporting tool) in early June. [UPDATE: It is now launched at] So I thought it was an ideal opportunity to sit down with Graeme for 20 minutes to learn more about the DNSAI’s mission, their NetBeacon tool, and other initiatives they are working on to assist the industry in fighting DNS abuse.

Graeme was formerly Head of Policy at Tucows, one of the world’s largest domain registrars. And many in the industry will recall that he was chair of the Registrar Stakeholder Group and served as co-chair of both the RRSG Abuse Working Group and the Contracted Party Abuse Working Group. On top of all that, Graeme was one of the driving forces in the creation of the Framework to Address Abuse, which has more than 50 registry and registrar signatories.

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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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