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New gTLDs Registered but Serving Phishing and Other Malicious Purposes

CSC a brand protection firm lately made a post on its blog quoting Counsel and Chief Information Security Officer Amy Mushahwar of ZwillGen PLLC a law company in Washington D.C. that states that fresh domains called generic top-level domains (new gTLDs) have acquired registration to deceptively run as phishing websites as well as serve drive-by downloads producing malicious software. Thedomains.com published this dated December 15, 2014.

According to Mushahwar, domains are widespread which are specially created for nefarious purposes. The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) requires clearing domains which are presently with it and not let fresh domains inundate the market.

She continues that ICANN should do more while put a brake to issuing fresh TLD-names till the time it has satisfactorily examined all security policies it maintains.

All the terrors which had been imagined seem as coming true. So rather than letting ICANN go on registering these sinister domain-names, it's time the matter is considerably weighed particularly in light of the security problems presently existing.

Mushahwar names the entity worried of new domains inundating as ANA (Association of National Advertisers) that supported Coalition for Responsible Internet Domain Oversight whose efforts for preventing fresh domain-names in 2012 turned unsuccessful. Mushahwar had played a role in that prevention.

According to Chief Security, Stability and Resiliency Officer in ICAAN, John Crain, as of now ICANN hasn't observed any sign of new gTLDs being involved within any data hack at any place, nevertheless, ICANN would feel glad towards examining any clue suggesting the same. Csoonline.com published this dated December 15, 2014.

Crain further states that for ICANN it has forever been its priority towards maintaining Domain Name System's security, stability as well as resiliency. The novel gTLD protocol, according to Crain, existed amidst various fresh and inventive protective measures like an all-inclusive plan for lessening possible name collision impacts.

Offering a suggestion for ICANN, Mushahwar says the Corporation can currently make new registrations slow, review whatever is occurring within the present domains, as well as begin gathering relevant statistics for finding out whether there's need for altering the Corporation's registration policy.

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